Castles, Warriors and The Promised Land

After leaving Petra, we traveled The Kings Highway, our final destination was Amman Jordan. On the way we stopped at Shobak Crusader Castle ( Mons Regalis ) ruins, built in 1112 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem to guard the road between Egypt and Damascus. The castle...

Petra

Every great adventure should start with the unexpected discovery of a hidden passage on a long forgotten trail. Action music also helps 🙂 ….. clic this and continue.. ( or not ) Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio...

The Road to Petra

Following the path Moses and the Israelites took, after they received the law from God on Mount Sinai, they traveled northeastward and lived nearly 40 years at Kadesh Barnea. This valley is located along the way near Taba, Sinai ( Egypt ). It’s easy to imagine...

Saint Catherine’s and Mount Sinai

There is a benefit to getting up early in the morning. You get to see this… all by yourself. Night people think I am insane. But this is worth it to me. I watched the sun come up on a hillside facing Saint Catherine’s at the base of Mount Sinai. I am...

Arrival at Mount Sinai

The Valley at the base of Mount Sinai Not far from this spot was the traditional location of the “golden calf”. What struck me about this area was the expansive valley in the distance that would easily hold the estimated 1.5 to 2 million Israelites. I...
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