Madaba & Mosaics
9 January 2012 | Places
▲ Mosaics in the Archaeological Park in the Jordanian town of Madaba.
I spent two weeks in Israel and Palestine just before Christmas 2011. You can check my reports on my travels in Palestine, the problems of Hebron, the Wall, an encouraging visit to Nazareth, ...
The Roundabout Route to Rachel’s Tomb
1 January 2012 | Places
And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. — Genesis 35:19-20
▲ Rachel’s Tomb – perhaps 100 years ago?
It had to be one of the weirdest f...
13 December 2011 | Places
▲ Sunset camels in the Jerusalem Wilderness above the Dead Sea
I’ve been travelling around Palestine and then on to Israel. First lesson, there’s nothing dangerous about Palestine. Terrorist talk has comprehensively scared tourists away and the Israelis don’t mak...