Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Would You Go?

No Hawaii for me.

For many, many years, my dream tourist destination was Rome.  I studied three years of Latin in high school, and the classes included quite a bit of ancient history.  We read works of the great poets and great orators.  We even sang Christmas carols in Latin.  (In a public school!)  I wrote my senior paper on the assassination of Julius Caesar.  So I wanted to see the Colosseum and all the other places I'd read about.  Although my trip to Europe with my sister took us to northern Italy, Rome was just too far away to include in our short visit.

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However, since I've become a believer, I've been more interested in visiting the Holy Land.  I'd like to walk where Jesus walked, to see the places He saw.  Now that I've heard about the Jesus Boat, I would definitely include a stop at the museum which displays the boat, now recovered and restored.  While no one can prove that Jesus ever saw, let alone sailed in, this particular vessel, it has been established that it's the same kind of boat that was used on the Sea of Galilee at the time of Jesus' public ministry.  I'm not sure, though, that I'd take one of the commercial sails on the Sea.

Maybe a tour like this one would be the best way to see everything.  (No endorsement is given or implied, as I have no experience with any tourism company.)  I don't know ... I don't think finances will allow us to take this trip, but it would be my dream destination.

What about you?  Where would you want to visit?

Jesus Boat photo credit: OLD BOAT (JESUS BOAT) - GALILEE_ via photopin (license)


  1. Sounds like an interesting trip! The Rome was does as well. I can't decide what my dream destination is because I want to go everywhere just as much. I guess if I had to choose I would say Africa. It's a trip I think everyone should take - some of us just for the experience and others to visit our Motherland.

  2. There are many places I would love to go see.. I don't think I can narrow it down, even if I tried...

  3. I feel so blessed reading this post, because I HAVE been able to visit so many wonderful places. Yes, Israel (and I have seen the Jesus boat!), Rome, other Europe ... I love it all. I love to travel :)

  4. Definitely the Holy Land as well, as I am a believer.


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