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Around the Sea of Galilee – Visit Six: The Golan Heights

Up, up, up we went, climbing ever higher from below sea level to the heights of the Golan overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Jordan and Syria. We drove up to an abandoned Israeli bunker for a bird’s eye view of … Continue reading

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Around the Sea of Galilee – Visit Five: The Jordan River

My next stop on this journey of holy places was the Jordan River which flows into the Sea of Galilee in the north.  My driver Kamal told me that water levels in the Sea have risen three metres this year, … Continue reading

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Around the Sea of Galiliee – First Visit: Church of the Beatitudes

On Saturday, May 18, I travelled north of Tiberias and then around the Sea of Galilee, some 21 km long and 9 km wide, lying over 200 m below seal level.  On this day, I visited a number of the … Continue reading

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