Monday, February 27, 2012


We crossed over into Israel this morning via the Allenby Bridge and drove through this amazing terrain on our way to Jericho.

Since I was here last they've opened a brand new archaeological park at Tel es-Sultan, making it easier to view the excavated 6,000 year old Canaanite silo where grain would have been kept.

Elizabeth and Beverley.

After passing through the rugged, barren hills, entering Jericho seems like arriving at an oasis. Orange and lemon trees are fruiting in domestic gardens and allotments, and the shops sell a greater variety of fresh fruit than I've seen anywhere here so far.

A delicious cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice tasted a treat!

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