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A pilgrimage is a journey undertaken for a religious motive according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Since three major world religions all have its beginnings in a relatively small area in the Middle East,
which today encompasses part of Egypt, part of Jordan, and present day Israel, (this area is also known as
the Holy Land), it would be a big loss to visit this area and overlook its religious aspect which so profoundly
influenced and still influences this beautiful, mystical land.
I wanted to visit the Holy Land for a long time and when I finally got a chance to go
there I became nothing short of ecstatic. I was invited to join a group from my old
parish in Slovenia which decided to visit places that are mentioned in the New
Testament. Since many of our travelers had never really traveled to such an "exotic"
place before we all prepared for our trip way in advance. We studied various books
including the Bible, and attended a couple of lectures so that we would be ready and
basically know what we are looking at.
With all my heart I can say now:
it was everything we learned and expected
and so much more that we can not even
describe. Some of our travelers were
homesick for the first couple of days but
as the time went by (we were there for
a week) all we wanted was to stay
a little bit longer.
JERUSALEM
TEL-AVIV
DEAD SEA
MASADA
MOUNT TABOR
BETHLEHEM
QUMRAN
AKKO (THE HISTORIC ACRE)