By Nathan Jones
Welcome along to Day 4 of our Lamb & Lion Ministries' 2014 Israel tour! Today we left the beautiful seaside city of Tel Aviv and headed north along the flower-covered highway. The highway trip proves that Israel, once a barren wasteland, is now a garden once more. Our journey took us to the old Roman provincial capital of Caesarea Maritima, past port Haifa, to the Crusaders' fortress in Acco, and we finally finished our day in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
- Why does the Caesarea Hippodrome where once chariot races such as seen in Ben Hur were held still smell like horses?
- The Druz, a Muslim cult, has a restaurant that offers falafel and German snitzel so good that every tour guide in Israel claims to be personal best friends with the shop's owner.
- Rain in Israel at times collects with desert sands, so it actually rains mud.
- If you're looking for sympathy, never take your sister along with you atop the walls of Acco and then trip.
Tomorrow for Day 5 we will explore the Sea of Galilee, but not walk where Jesus walked. Instead, we'll use a boat.