Israel,Tel Aviv, Joppa and onwards we go
Well, Allthego and Leanne have arrived , with all the others, in Tel Aviv following a relatively calm flight from Oz via Bangkok and then Amman in Jordan. There are 30 all up in the party and no one has got lost at this stage. There are quite a few tired souls settling into the Metropolitan Hotel a block or so back from the Mediteranian and not far from Joppa (or Jaffa as it is known today) where Jonah set sail all those years ago. Have been keeping an eye out for whales or other big fish whilst walking along the beach. Did not see any. Although as you see from the picture they are around these parts………..
Spent the afternoon down in Joppa checking out the sights and the sites. The main one we took in was the ‘House of Simon the Tanner’, this is the guy Peter stayed with when he got his insight into the possibility for the conversion of not only Jews but also the Gentiles to Christianity. This is one of those standout points in the development of Christianity. Anyway it seems the house we saw was not around at the time and it is more of a tradition that this is the ‘ place’ where Peter stayed. If not right on this spot then around this area………….
Back to the Hotel for dinner and an early night ahead of leaving to go up to Gallilee tomorrow…..