Israel / Palestine
We arrive at Jesus’ baptismal site, cross the Jordan, and are now in Israel, respectively, the occupied West Bank.
After visiting Jericho and making a side trip to the Dead Sea, we begin our ascent from the Jordan Valley, which lies under sea level, into the mountainous area of Judea. From there, the way leads us further through a majestic stone desert.
After passing the last checkpoint, we actually reach Bethlehem on Christmas Eve – and on December 26, 2010 our final destination, Jerusalem.
Thx, GOD, for this wonderful time!