They say Israel is a hiker's paradise, there are trails that criss cross across the entire country. There's even one trail, called The Israel Trail, that is a 580-mile long hike that starts in the very northern part of Israel and ends at the most Southern point of the country, Eilat. The Israel Trail also takes about 45 days to complete. We did just that. Just kidding, there is no way in you know what that we did that hike, but we did do a portion of it called The Burma Road hike.
The Burma Road hike. It starts south of Tel Aviv and takes you closer to Jerusalem. It's a beautiful trail that has so much historical significance and even has lots of rest spots along the way where you can read about its history. The trail takes you through a picturesque pine tree forest (yes there are forests in Israel, yes it is a desert but Israeli's are kinda amazing at making things grow. On another note sometimes it snows in Jerusalem during the winter, yes Israel is a desert. Go figure.), through a winery and farms, and just offers the most incredible views. I loved every single second of this hike. (Okay lets be honest, I loved every single second of my trip to Israel, but that's neither here nor there)
See those cactus looking plants? They're called sabras. Sabra is also a term for a person who was born in Israel, like me. ;)
All road signs in Israel are written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English
Just in case you were ever interested in para-sailing over a forest, wineries, farms, a cemetery, and historical sites... know that you can. I, on the other hand, prefer to keep my feet on the ground and will be doing no such thing.
A huge electrical tower at the start of the hike
There's a beautiful little cemetery along the hike. Below is the grave of a young Israeli soldier that was killed.
Sigh, I can't wait to go back.