Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shalom

We had such a wonderful trip to the Middle East earlier this month. Here are just a few of my favorite photos that documented our travels to Israel:

fun nails - comfy outfit - good reads - Hasidic Jews
And we're off...

Caesarea

Ancient Aqueduct 
(overlooking the Mediterranean Sea)

Bet She'an 

Bet She'an // columns & baths


I picked at Roman mosaic floors… and got away with a little treasure!

Boating on the Sea of Galilee // Tiberias

Jordan River

Mount of Olives - Capharnaum
(that Katniss braid lasted all day)

beautiful countryside
(near Dead Sea Scrolls)

Floating in the Dead Sea

Jerusalem // Dome of the Rock

pastries - Old City (Jewish Quarters) - jewels - carpet hunting

Pools of Bethesda - Garden of Gethsemane

Jaffa

There were so many other places that we went to… all wonderful. Needless to say, it was a trip of a lifetime! My very favorite place is Jerusalem, specifically Ben Yehuda and the Old City. I love being where the locals are!

And I know most of you are wondering about that Turkish rug that I had been dreaming about. Well, it was nowhere to be found. I just wasn't sold on any of the Kilim rugs that I came across. There was only 1 thing that I debated on buying… a fun lumbar pillow. I ended up talking myself out of it. Surprise, surprise. I came home empty handed. Good thing I already have some incredible souvenirs from my former trip to the Holy Land. :) Can't wait to go back again...

13 comments:

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said... [REPLY]

my heart literally hurt looking through all your pictures- I miss Israel so much! I lived there for a few months quite a few years back and loved it. such a magical place. looks like you had a perfect trip!!!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said... [REPLY]

Wow!!! What an amazing trip!

Natalie said... [REPLY]

Seriously so stunning! Would love to travel to Israel!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said... [REPLY]

Wow, amazing photos! My husband and I are hoping to take a trip to Israel in November...we haven't booked our tickets yet, but we're hoping to soon...these pictures are definitely motivation!! :)

preppylove said... [REPLY]

Amazing!! Your pictures are fantastic! I would love to go there someday.

xoxo

Beth of designPOST Interiors said... [REPLY]

So so cool! Thanks for letting me travel vicariously through yall!

Rachel@rhapsodyattic said... [REPLY]

Wow, your trip looks amazing!! What a wonderful experience! I really hope to visit there one day!

Kim @ keller-creative said... [REPLY]

What an amazing trip. My aunt and uncle went last year and loved it!

Alexa said... [REPLY]

Oh wow your pictures are gorgeous. Looks like an amazing time! :)

Z said... [REPLY]

Great photos! Such a beautiful country. Looks like an amazing trip!
xx
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His Little Lady said... [REPLY]

wow, all of these images are absolutely breathtaking!! what a great adventure!
xo TJ

Beauty Inspector said... [REPLY]

Great pictures! New follower

חופית סיבוני said... [REPLY]

wow! great pics! my name is hofit and i'm from israel.
i'm so happy that you and your husband had a great time here in israel! i'm so proud to live here and i'm just loving this place :) and to hear that other people are enjoing here too is making me so happy. if i knew you are coming to israel i probebly wanted to meet you! i follow your blog for a long time and really enjoing it.
i live near keisaria.

have you guys been in ein gedi? eilat? near kiryat shmona? i love those places.

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