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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hiking Israel

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.

13 comments:

rhianna brooke said...

Beautiful pictures! I think I would like to keep my feet on the ground, too. :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Wow this hike looks incredible and the photos are beautiful...I love hiking and I wished we would have gotten more time to explore Israel when we were there...guess we'll just have to go back! :)

Simply Evani said...

Beautiful photos! I'd love to do the para-sailing, that sounds incredible. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip Tammy!

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing these. Looking forward to more! :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Ash said...

looks beautiful and so peaceful... even with the "danger of death" sign.. (;

Erica Hartmann said...

These pictures are amazing!!

Erica of
sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

This brings back such fond memories. I did part of the Israel trail near Eilat (um, a few day hikes) and it is SO gorgeous! I really, really want to go back.

Treasure Tromp said...

so incredibly beautiful!

Chestnut Mocha said...

Great photos! It reminds me of our hike to Masada to see the sunrise. It was worth it <3

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

What a gorgeous hike!

Cece said...

It's so beautiful! I think it's so cool that you got to take a trip like this with your mom.

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

STOP you are making me jealous. i always say that even though i HATE hiking, the only hike in the world i do like is at ein gedi, up to the top to see the waterfall. have you done that one?

DJ said...

So gorgeous. I'm putting this post in my "someday" file.

I'll never forget hiking the yam l'yam hike when I was 16, turning a corner and suddenly being surrounded as far as the eye could see by red flowers.

And I'm with you... perfectly content on my feet!

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