Israel in Pictures – Safed and drive to Jerusalem

Day 6

We said goodbye to Nof Ginosar and the Kineret (sea of Galilee – sunrise picture below) and headed to Safed aka Tsfat aka Madonnaville where we spent the entire morning.  Safed and its mystical old city was the closest we encountered to a beautiful European village perched on a hill.  Safed is the birthplace of Kabalah (hence Madonnaville) and one of the holiest cities in Judaism.  We visited a candle workshop, historic synagogues, and tasted our first Yemenite Lachuch from Ronen the ‘Lachuch’ guy (pictured below – I think he’s smiling, not sure) )

Sunrise over Kineret

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We then started driving toward Jerusalem.  But first we stopped at another holy site, Gangaroo, an Australian animal zoo.   Ok, not quite holy, but once I saw the freaky gray fox bats I started to wonder.  A dip in the natural pools of Sachne (Gan Hashlosha) was just what the doctor ordered…

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8 thoughts on “Israel in Pictures – Safed and drive to Jerusalem

  1. Hummus Whisperer

    I like this but I’m not sure this is a food blog anymore

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  2. Hummus Whisperer

    You should rename it to going to israel w ziggy

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  3. How about “Eating with Ziggy with pictures of pretty birds on occasion” .com

  4. Nice to see Sachne again. I lived on akibbutz just p the road. We used to sneak through a hole in the back fence.

  5. LOL I can see why. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  6. you certainly did have a wonderful tour….each post gets better and better (I began from the last instead of the first and am working my way back, and loving each and every post). I guess eventually I will get to the “food” part of your blog, but right now, I am thoroughly enjoying seeing my country through your eyes!! 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  7. Although the trip ended about 2 months ago we are still talking about it on a daily basis.

  8. Love the pictures! Looks Amazzzing!

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