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Ceasarea – Stella Maris

Day 3 Israel
Morning
It was dark when we arrived at The Ramada Inn Hadera Resort Monday Night. I was exhausted from our 2 days of travel but felt like a child on Christmas Eve, hardly sleeping as I was anxious to start our tour.

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Our room had a balcony and I could not wait for morning to see our view, I was not disappointed, the first sunlight sparkling on the Mediterranean Sea was stunning.
Breakfast at the hotel was a buffet with fish, cheese, fruits, vegetables, fresh juice and pastry.


Energized and excited about our first day, we ate a delicious breakfast and were on our way.

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Usama our guide was a wealth of knowledge and shared with us the history of the places we would be visiting that day.

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First stop was Caesarea and the ruins of an ancient port city built by Herod.

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While there Marshall showed us what he would have looked like in ancient times.


We also had the opportunity to see the ruins of old toilets, that again Marshall was happy to be the model for.

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We had the chance to put our feet and hands in the Mediterranean Sea, and look out at the beautiful blue sea from the ruins that were once a thriving city.

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Next we stopped at The Church of Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) a tiny beautiful church that was built over Elijahs Cave.

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This is the place where Elijah heard the “still small voice of God.”

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I felt a tremendous sense of peace and spirituality in the small cave under the altar, but no whispers from God.

 

 

 

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Favorite color - pink Favorite place to visit - anywhere I am at the moment What I love most about life - spending time with family and friends If I could do anything I wanted - I would travel every inch of the earth and write.

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