Travel : Israel
|The Holy Land is a lot more
than desert and churches. You may also wish to check out the occupied territories of Palestine, and the
other side of the river in my Jordan travelogue.
A glitzy Red Sea resort, whose best attractions are underwater.
Shown: Courtyard of Herod's Palace
|Golan Heights & the Sea of
Views from a much-disputed parcel of scraggly
hills and Israel's only freshwater lake, taken during a one-day trip.
Shown: Minefield warning sign
An industrial port city to the north of Tel
Aviv, whose sole redeeming features are the Baha'i Shrine and its
accompanying gardens, plus the bizarre diagonal Carmelit subway.
A plush residential suburb near Tel Aviv that
contains lots of expensive hotels, more expensive houses and the Sidna
The holiest place on the planet.
and Armenian monks face off
A tiny city n the middle of the Negev desert,
huddled next to the Maktesh Ramon crater. Contains
lots of rock and inquisitive tame ibex.
Shown: Ibex posing for the camera
& Mt. Tabor
The ancient home town of Jesus, these days a
bustling Arab city; and the nearby church and monastery of Mt. Tabor,
mythical site of the Transfiguration.
Shown: Dome of the Church of the Annunciation
Israel's capital in all but name.
Shown: Typical example of older Israeli concrete architecture