21 Mar FAB FIVE FINDS IN ISRAEL
The state of Israel is located along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea and is bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Visiting Israel becomes the journey of a lifetime. Known as the Holy land in religious circles, it truly is a land of biblical proportions with many fantastic finds. These are five fabulous finds that should not be missed.
1) TEL AVIV BEACH FRONT
Tel Aviv is known as Israel’s party city and financial centre. In reality, it is Israel’s premier beachfront city. Nestled along the clear water of the Mediterranean with a skyline created by its grand hotels, locals and visitors make this their playground. In case hunger strikes, there are many food vendors along the beach that will be all too happy to provide local culinary favourites. www.visit-tel-aviv.com
2) THE WESTERN WALL
The Western Wall, also referred to by many westerners as the “Wailing Wall” is located in the Jewish Quarter near the southwest corner of the Temple Mount (Gold Domed Building) in Old Jerusalem. This is the holiest site for all Jewish people next to the Temple Mount. Over half of this wall’s total height is located below street level.
Women are not allowed to pray with the men at the Western Wall and men must wear yarmulkes (given free upon entry). www.goisrael.ca
3) FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (417 meters below sea level) and contains the highest concentration of salt in the world. Locals like to joke with tourists when asked, “Are there fish in there?” They promptly will respond, “No, only the people that float in the water. “
Nothing you can do will make you sink. Sit, then layback in the water and you will float (weight is not an issue here). www.goisrael.ca