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In the Galil

On the road to the Kinneret. The Kinneret is a beautiful, large lake with windsurfers, sailboats, an “ancient” Galilee boat (probably just fifty years old, not really from Roman times) and swimmers. It is in the lower Galil (or Galilee in English); on the banks of the Kinneret is the city of Tiberias, which, like the city of Tsfat a bit to the north, was destroyed in the earthquake of 1837 and rebuilt. What is there to see in the Galil? Caves and graves, is what I was told by my cousin! We saw some graves on the side of the road, but we didn’t stop to visit any.

We spend a wonderful week in the Galil (and visited Banias in the Golan). Unfortunately, internet woes (my adapter doesn’t seem to talk to Israeli routers, will investigate after it’s no longer an issue) prevented me from posting up until now.

Ilana-Davita says

Beautiful picture. It looks peaceful and quiet, at least from this angle. Not too touristy; is it?

Robin says

It's lovely up there, isn't it :). How fun that you're here in Israel, I hope you're having a wonderful time.

Leora says

Ilana-Davita, Kiryat Shmona definitely isn't touristy. Tsfat has its touristy spots. I'll do a whole post of pics of Tsfat when I return to the U.S.

Robin, great country you have here! Now I'm closer to you, in Hashmonaim for a few days.

Shabbat Shalom.

phyllis says

what a great place to be...i'm jealous!

have a wonderful time...

Leora says

Hi, Phyllis! My intention, of course, isn't to arouse jealousy, but instead you all out there in the blogosphere can perhaps enjoy the sites along with us? We are heading out to Latrun today, wherever that is. It helps to have friends who live here traveling with us today, so they have already been to the place. Quite hot, but it's a dry heat. Pleasant as can be at 6 am. That's my favorite time of day here.


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