The Golan Heights and Nablus and some more

An update is long overdue. I always underestimate how much time it takes to write these posts. I absolutely had to update it today or else the next update would have much too much in it. This is a long post, I’m forewarning you.

Last weekend I spent Saturday driving through the north-east of Israel with a lovely Indian guy that my wonderful (now ex) roommate introduced me to. Together, we went up to the Sea of Galilee (which, for those of you who don’t know, is the body of water Jesus walked on). We didn’t do as much Jesus-stuff as I would have liked (eg. we didn’t visit the Church of the Primacy or the sight of┬áthe Sermon on the Mount), but we did visit Capernaum and the Church of the Loaves and Fishes. I wish we had found a place to sit by the Sea of Galilee, or that I had brought a book just to sit in Capernaum and read. There was something peaceful about being right by the lake in Capernaum. And of course, me being me, I imagined what it would have been like in Jesus’ time and the like. What was also interesting about the ruins at Capernaum was how small it was! Continue reading