The second week in January, I had the fun of travelling throughout Israel and Palestine for about eight days with friends, Matt, Tammy, Neil, and Summer, from Riverside, CA. You could spend a year in Israel and not see everything of interest, but we hit all the main attractions.
We stayed at St. Andrew's Scottish Guest House just outside the Jaffa Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. This made multiple journeys into the old city easy. We took in most of the holy and historic sites in about two and a half …
We crossed into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to visit Bethlehem Bible College and the Church of the Nativity.
A day trip to the Dead Sea afforded us the opportunity to visit Masada, Qurman, and take a quick float.
Not too many tourists are driving this far into the West Bank these days. But a trip to Israel without a visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs is somehow incomplete.
We spent two days taking in Galilee and other sites of interest up north. Jesus spent most of his time up there and so it is rich in places of interest.
I have friends in Jordan from Jaffa. So I made this detour on my last day in Israel for them. This is also the site of Peter's vision at Simon the Tanner's house and where Jonah boarded a boat headed away from Nineveh.