Posted by Rebecca

Wow, Israel is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been!  It is so beautiful, and so interesting to see all these different religions blending together in one city.

We have really seen so much in the past couple days.  My favorites were probably the pool of Bethesda and the Garden Tomb.  I loved the pool of Bethesda because the story – how Jesus healed the man who had been impaired since birth – has always been one of my favorites.  The Garden Tomb was really special to be at the place where He was buried, and lived again.

The Sea of Galilee was really cool too.  We got to go on a boat ride around it, and it was awesome to be able to visualize what it was like 2,000 years ago.  And I love to be out on the water, in the sun.  It was nice.

The Jerusalem Center was awesome.  The view was breathtaking, and everyone was so nice.  I really, really hope to be able to come back here on a study abroad when I’m older.

The food here is really good too, especially the pita bread and hummus.  They taste really good – they are definitely a couple of the most unappreciated and unacknowledged foods out there.

Israel has been really impressive and beautiful, and I’ve loved it here.