Eat. Pray. Love: Israel Part 1
I journeyed to Israel, witnessed my friend’s wedding, and hiked 40-miles across Galilee.
There truly are no words that I can use to describe the experience. So, I created this photo gallery in attempt to share a glimpse.
The trip was sparked by a wedding invitation from my dear friend, Rotem. I studied with Rotem at NYU, we completed our dietetic internship together. We were randomly placed into a study group of 5, so for the first semester we spent A LOT of time together. Our friendship developed over endless hours of studying, eating, and venting about grad school. A year later, we traveled to Italy for 3 weeks. Between living in New York and visiting Italy, we shared countless meals that bonded our friendship. So, of course, when she invited me to her wedding in Tel Aviv I jumped at the opportunity to venture overseas!
As I did my travel research, I read Israel is known for their beautiful hiking trails. It sparked my curiosity, so I googled “Best Hiking Trails in Israel” and up came the Jesus Trail, a 40-mile hike across Galilee, starting from Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, to the Capharnaum, where Jesus spent most of his adult life sharing his teachings. I was instantly hooked, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do.
I’m amongst the many who consider Israel to be the holy land. So I treated this trip more like a pilgrimage journey, but knowing me, and my obsession with food, I treated it more specifically as an Eat. Pray. Love. journey. It was my way to connect with God through nature, scripture, and food.
The following is a collection of photos from the first six days of my trip. From my 13 hour layover in Belgrade, my weekend in Tel Aviv, Wedding festivities, my tour guided trip to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and to my day in Nazareth. Part 2 will consist of photos from the beginning and end of the 3-day hike on the Jesus Trail.
Welcome to Tel Aviv
I hope you enjoyed the first half of my journey through these photos. It means a lot to me that you took the time to scroll and read it all. There’s something magical in sharing our journeys with one another.
BRB with the second half of the trip, the 40-mile HIKE! It’s awesome, and if you’ve enjoyed these photos you’ll REALLY enjoy the next collection. But first, I have to complete the NYC Marathon in a week!
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