Nazareth Travel Blog› entry 5 of 18 › view all entries
Not sure how much longer I can keep up with writing this blog and editing photos each night. After such long days touring, I am sooo tired so you'll probably see less and less as the days go on.
Today, we visited the biblical city of Nazareth where the virgin Mary was told by an angel that she was pregnant with God's son. We visited several churches relating to Mary. the town is inhabited by mostly Arabs with very few Jews. There were tons of tourists visiting by the bus loads from all over the world.
One funny side-note was that the van we are traveling in with our guide had the front license plate stolen yesterday. And in Israel, you MUST have both front/back plates on at all times or you can't get gas, park, or who knows what else. So we found out it was stolen when we tried to park in a lot in Nazareth and the attendant said we couldn't but showed us that there was a place down the street that makes replacement license plates (legitimately), so our guide had a new one made and we were able to park.
We then went to Zappori National Park where they have excavated both synagogues and churches form as early as 37 BC through Roman and Crusader periods. It was really interesting that when a civilization destroyed a building, a new one was built on top of it and that could go on up to four times so excavating the area was quite an ordeal.
Tomorrow we head toward Jerusalem. Enjoy the photos below...