The Trip of the Sunrises. Israel, Wadi Dragot

Wadi Dragot, probably the most challenging and spectacular canyon in the Judean Desert

Away from a bustling and never sleeping Tel Aviv and from the prayers rising to the sky from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, deep in the Judean Desert, winding its way towards The Dead Sea, lies the most scenic and challenging canyon in Israel, Wadi Dragot or Wadi Darga. Nature was particularly generous with the deserts of Israel because for millennia was continuously carving deep hidden valleys, where rapid waterfalls were creating natural pools and high dry falls. Life was thriving in those places and even now a very rich flora and fauna can be found despite the dryness around.  Amazingly, this magnificent place is lesser known to travellers since most of Israel tourism is a religious one and not too many dare to search thoroughly the desert. Although lesser known to the foreign tourist seems to be popular among Israelis in search for some adrenaline rush because this particular trail is difficult and spectacular at the same time. I can’t say I knew about it either, but somehow, the choices I made during this trip took me right in the vicinity of this astonishing place.

The Trip of the Sunrises. Israel, Wadi Dragot

Traveling, Flowering and Photographing in Israel

A new travel and a new story which begins with a sunrise…

6 AM. I am in the North of Israel, sitting on a terrace of a small little cottage in Kinneret, close to the Sea of Galilee and the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in Jordan River waters. Mush the dog is sitting next to me watching my moves while another 4 cats are looking at me impatient waiting to be fed. The sun is revealing itself from behind the hills climbing slowly on the sky. I am holding a steamy cup of coffee in my hand, but my eyes are caught by the miracle of the sunrise. Traveling, Flowering and Photographing in Israel

Israel through the eyes of a wanderer- Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is not just a city, but a state of mind

I should be habituated by now with the sudden changes in my life, but no matter as often as it might happen, it is always taking me by surprise. I was booking a small hotel near Kavala Greece, then made an itinerary around north and west part of Greece while dreaming about dining in a taverna close to the sea surrounded by fireflies.Yes, I know, Kavala is not Tel Aviv and Greece is not Israel but bare with me…So, to continue my blabbering, my dreams of wandering around Epirus deepening in Vikos gorge and then to have a well-deserved rest on one of the beautiful beaches of Corfu Island were shattered one week before departure date when I just find out that my long dreamed road trip was canceled…But since I am not the type which sits and mourn after lost things for too long, and if a door is closing I will definitely knock on another one, I booked a flight to Israel…destination..TEL AVIV! Israel through the eyes of a wanderer- Tel Aviv

Israel Through the Eyes of a Wanderer- The Dead Sea

Kept on running all my life, and when you asked my why, I was not able to give you an answer. Maybe I am running because I keep founding bits and pieces of myself scattered all over the world…“ The Lonely Traveler

Been so many times to Israel by now, and being a country with so many contrasts I thought I better try to know it more before I start writing anything about it. The more I visit it the more I realized that its uniqueness is hard to capture and I better present it the way I see it, through the eyes of a wanderer. For most people Israel represents the Holy Land, the meeting place of three important religion, represents Jerusalem or the city which never sleeps, Tel Aviv.  For me, Israel represents the places which attracted me the more, the Dead Sea and the surrounding area. So, I thought is more opportune  to start my series of articles about Israel with the Dead Sea. Israel Through the Eyes of a Wanderer- The Dead Sea