Month: July 2011

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the world’s most curious phenomenon. Located 420 meters below sea level, it’s the lowest dry land on Earth. The salinity level, at 30% is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salty lake that is bordered between Israel and Jordan is a contender for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.   Naturally, it’s on my list of gotta go to while I’m in Israel or Jordan as I’m visiting both countries. Since my friend in Jerusalem offered to take me, I went to Dead Sea in Israel.  Masada and Ein Gedi are the two...

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O Little Town of Bethlehem – Part 2

And so my taxi pilgrim (with Muslin driver) of Bethlehem began. The following 4 sites are the usual itinerary of people traveling to Bethlehem.   Shepherds’ Field Here at the fertile fields of Beit Sahour is believed to be where this biblical scene took place. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring...

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O Little Town of Bethlehem – Part 1

After being overwhelmed in Jerusalem, where Jesus walked on his final days, I decided to take the day trip to Bethlehem.  I found some brochures at the Tourist Center at the Jaffa Gate entrance and I almost book the trip with Abraham Hostel. But at 160 NIS (Php 2000 / USD 50), my friend said it’s very expensive because the bus tickets is 7 NIS per way and it takes 20 minutes. So guess what I did?  Of course I took the local bus. It’s #21 at the bus station in east Jerusalem (near Damascus Gate). When the bus reached...

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The lass who wanders

I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Back from an epic trip around the world, which spanned 25 countries across 5 continents in 425 days. So, what’s next when you’ve lived your grandest dream, and you’re not dead? Living to find out.

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