The Parks Project
There is so much more to Israel than the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount!!!
Israeli parks and nature reserves are amazingly varied and rich from magnificent desert views to running streams, hidden pools, rich flora and fauna and archaeology.
Once the authority opened the parks after the corona lockdown, I vowed to see them all.
Tel Dan Nature reserve hosts the largest, most vigorous tributary of the Jordan River. Lush vegetation year-round, ancient grand trees, historical sites go back to Canaanite period. AND: fantastic fish restaurant/farm nearby.
Ben Gurion Museum, house and tomb in Sde Boker manifest simplicity and dignity in stark contrast with leaders today. Magnificent views of the Negev desert surround the area, and ibex herds graze around.
Mamshit National Park and World Heritage Site is an extraordinary testimony to the ancient Nabatean life, their extraordinary water technologies and the esthetics they brought to the sheer Negev desert. No other people has ever mastered the desert better.
In preparation: Hamasrek, Beit She’an, HaHula, Ein Gedi, Habonim, Qasr al Yahud, and more.