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Visit Petra: Highlights And Tiny Letdowns

It wasn't a short journey to visit Petra travelling all the way from Australia. Ever since I saw a picture of the Treasury at Petra, my desire of seeing it in person started to grow stronger and stronger. That dream trip of mine finally came…
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Jordan Photo Dairy – From Wadi Rum Jordan To The Siq, To The Treasury Petra

On the way from Wadi Rum to Petra.. The Entrance to Petra: Going through the Siq:  
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Last Stop In Israel: Elate – Boarder of Israel and Jordan

My last stop in Israel is Elate, a resort town located in south Israel on the red sea. From there, I went across the Israel and Jordan boarder to start my journey in Jordan. It all went very fast, so I didn't even have the chance to feel excited…
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Israel Photo Diary – Sea of Galilee And Jordan River Baptism Site

It was a sunny and warm day touring around the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River Baptism site. I didn't mind 30+ degree heat at all. And it's always good to see the sun shine everyday. Sun makes people happy. It surely makes me happy. What…
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Israel Photo Diary: Capernaum

Capernaum used to be  a fishing village located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is said to be the home of Saint Peter. This is a modern Memorial built over the house of St Peter. The…
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Israel Photo Diary: Church of the Multiplication

During the tour to the Sea of Galilee region, we visited the church of the Multiplication in Tabgha. Here are some photos this Roman catholic church. Of course there are lots of fish related objects because this is where 5000 people were fed:) …
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Nazareth Photo Diary: The Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph

Wish I had read the Bible thoroughly so I'd be more knowledgeable about all the churches and Bible stories. But thanks to the tour, I picked up a lot along the way. We travelled to Nazareth in northern Israel where the Church of Annunciation…
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Jericho Photo Diary – The Oldest City In The World

Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It's located near the Jordan River in the West Bank in the Palestinian Territories. The day I went to Jericho, it was 43 degrees but I deal heat way better than cold. So I didn't…
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Bethlehem Photo Diary – Church of Nativity

I travelled with a tour to the Church of the Nativity, also Basilica of the Nativity  located in Bethlehem (Palestine) in the West Bank. It is richly decorated inside nowadays and welcomes thousands of visitors a day. Inside the Basilica,…
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Photos of Chapel of the Shepherd’s Field – Bethlehem

I've been to so many churches and chapels during my Middle East trip and it's easy to forget which is which, especially for  non religious person like me. I remember the significance of this Chapel in Bethlehem, Palestine because it's where…
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Exploring The Ruins Of Caesarea National Park, Israel

On the way back to Haifa, I had the chance to explore the Ruins of Caesarea, an ancient Roman city on the Coast of Israel. King Herod built Caesarea as a luxury city carefully planned 2000 years ago, with streets and monuments such as temples,…
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Israel Travel Diary: Akko (Acre) In Photos

There are many places in Israel that I wouldn't mind visiting again and spending more time to explore. Mediterranean coastal city Akko (Acre) is one of them. Steeped in medieval crusader history, The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World…
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Is Floating In The Dead Sea Overrated?

Floating in the Dead Sea was on my bucket list. Now I've ticked it off the list. Was I ecstatic about the experience? Hardly. I know I could be too critical at times. There's also a saying: the more you expect, the more disappointed you'll…