Archive | July, 2011

Dead Sea Levels

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. […]

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Shepherds Field

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 […]

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Little Town of Bethlehem

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 […]

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