Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Conquering Masada

The fortress atop Masada in Israel near the Dead Sea

After crossing over the border from Jordan and driving through the Southern Negav area of Israel, our first overnight stop was near the historic Masada.  Masada is an old Israeli fortress located at the top of a small mountain near the dead sea. It’s very well known as part of Jewish History and has become a popular stop of Birthright and other tourist groups. Part of the experience of Masada is hiking up before sunrise so that you can see the sun rise over the dead sea from the mountain top. Despite this, there is really only one convenient place to … Read More

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