Israel in late November

We had a short week filled with adventures in Israel

Great view from the hotel

Although most of the trip was work for both of us, we had a nice mix of adventures, from walking on the beach

all the way from the hotel

to Old Jaffa

with the wishing bridge

where you put your hand on your zodiac sign to wish something

We had Saturday off, like most people in Israel

Old Jaffa is also an old port

Birds gathering at fishing boats

giving us a show

Sunset at Old Jaffa

Even though it is winter in Israel, it felt like a good summer evening to us

Great food in Israel! Here in an Arabic restaurant serving us a total of 32 dishes!

Lots of dogs in Tel Aviv – even a dog park in the middle of the city (Ulf and Fenris would have loved it there!)

We also had a day trip to Jerusalem, here the first view over the area, including the West bank barrier

Jerusalem, with all its old historic sites

We walked Via Dolorosa


We never knew that deer was that important in Christianity
With three hunters in the group we drew our own conclusions..

Mary’s tomb

And she’s still being watched over ..

Narrow old streets – probably not meant for cars..

Jesus’ tomb

The wailing wall

Men and women are not allowed to wail together – women on the right side of the fence

Everywhere a mix of old history and new security

We visited the Dead Sea – this is where the DS scrolls were found

The best searched area in Israel

The Dead Sea, and Jordan on the other side

Beautiful skyline as we were heading back home to Norway