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Saturday, April 11, 1998
Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) to Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's FlagLower Galilee's FlagWest Bank's Flag

Jerusalem, Israel:
Latitude: 31° 46' 53" North
Longitude: 35° 13' 52" East
Altitude: 2633 feet
From Seattle: 8401 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Al-Arab

Today's Travel:
Country: Israel
Regions: Lower Galilee, West Bank
Path:Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) - Jerusalem, Israel
Linear:81 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 366
Linear Dist: 97252
Countries Visited: 31
Regions Visited: 117
More stats...
Hotels: 76
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 122
Transit: 32
Beers: 1464

Journal Entry:
I thought yesterday was hot. Wrong. The thermometer I saw was at 37° C (right over 100° F). Spent a significant part of the day in Mc Donald's as it's air conditioned. Passover makes getting something decent to eat a bit challenging, even Mc Donald's has a special passover menue (only chicken nuggets and quarer pounders - but the QPs come on special buns that taste worse than cardboard). Passover also means no busses run until evening. Caught the 5:30 bus back to Jerusalem. For variety I checked into a different hostel.

Made arangements to go visit a number of tourist sites around the Dead Sea tomorrow. Seems like a good way to start Easter would be watching the sun rise over the Dead Sea from the top of the ancient fortress of Masada. Unfortunately that means I have to get up at 3 AM tomorrow morning.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Jerusalem
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Israel and the Occupied Territories
CIA World Fact Book: Israel

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