A gift for you-Un regalo para ti

Hi everyone! Few weeks ago, we decided to visit Utah’s National Parks. The month of May was a great choice for such a beautiful road trip. Weather was perfect!

Today I want to give you my complete itinerary with map and road trip description. Free. Feel free to print it and share. Hope you like it!

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Hola a todos: Hace unas semanas  decidimos visitar los parques nacionales de Utah, escogimos el mes de Mayo y fue una excelente idea. El clima estuvo perfecto!

Aqui les regalo mi itinerario completo, completamente Gratis. Pueden imprimirlo y tambien compartirlo si lo desean. Disfrutenlo, esta muy bueno.

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When Pictures Tell More Than Words|Cuando las Fotos dicen mas que las Palabras

Petra a destination you CAN NOT miss/ Petra un destino que NO TE PUEDES Perder

 

Consider one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra is magic. See it for yourself.  Considerada una de las Siete maravillas del Mundo, Petra es sinonimo de magia. Compruebalo tu mismo.

Scenic Walking through different colors and rocks formation/ El camino es sencillamente bello con diferentes colores y formaciones rocosas.

You can also find souvenirs and places to eat and rest/ Tambien puedes encontrar lugares para comprar recuerdos y lugares a para comer y descansar.

 

As you get closer, you can see the light coming through and you get more excited/ En la medida que te acercas, comienzas a ver la luz y te emocionas.

Then, you get to see what you were waitng for…. PETRA/ Entonces te encuentras con lo que estaba buscando…. PETRA.

After the Treasury, you can continue walking, visit the Monastery, the amphitheater, and the caves ( 8km in total). Good luck and have fun travelers!!!!!

Despues de esta parte llamada el Treasury, puedes seguir caminando y visitar el Monasterio, el amfiteatro y las cuevas (un total de 8km) Buena Suerte viajeros y que se diviertan!!!!

De Paso por Nazareth/Nazareth Village

Jesus’s hometown is a special place, a replica of the First Century Nazareth Village brings to life a Galilean village as it was 2000 years ago.  Once you book your ticket (the tours are small), you will be able to learn from the past. Visit the cultivated terraces and vineyards, learn about a working olive press and wine press. talk to the ancient characters from the Bible such as Abraham (volunteers). Feel the ambiance and the presence of God while listen to a very knowledgeable tour guide, after all, a trip to Israel isn’t complete if you don’t learn the history behind it since the beginning. The Nazareth Village is a Christian non-profit organization that works with the help of volunteers to spread God’s Word.

Jesus paso gran parte de su ninez en pueblo llamado Nazareth, esta villa es una replica bastante completa de lo que una ves fuera una villa Galileana hace 2000 anos atras. Una vez hayas comprado tu ticket, y te recomiendo que lo hagas con antelacion,porque los tours son pequenos; podras visitar las terrazas cultivadas con olivos, podras aprender acerca del proceso del prensado de los olivos para hacer el vino y tambien podras conversar con personajes tan importantes de la Biblia como lo fue Abraham (son trabajadores voluntarios). Podras sentir la presencia de Dios a medida que que vas escuchando al guia. Creo que un viaje a Israel no seria completo sino entenderiamos su historia desde sus comienzos. La Villa Nazareth es una organizacion sin fines de lucro que trabaja gracias a la ayuda de voluntarios para dar a conocer la Palabra de Dios.

One Week in Israel| Una Semana en Israel

One Week in Israel- Complete Road Trip Itineray

Day 1 – Monday arrival and rent a car at the airportTel Aviv  (night in Tel Aviv)-Hotel-Maxim Design Hotel

What we did:

1. Beaches
Tel Aviv’s west side is a 13-kilometer (eight-mile) stretch of sandy beaches, prompting National Geographic magazine to call Tel Aviv “Miami Beach on the Med.” There are several beaches to choose from: Gordon Beach, Banana Beach, Metzizim BeachHilton Beach (near the hotel) is the gay beach, and Jerusalem ,

2. Tel Aviv-Jaffa Promenade
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Promenade is a bustling walkway that connects Old Jaffa in the south to the northern neighborhoods of the city. Come here for gorgeous sunsets, yummy food , and many cafes and restaurants.

3. Old Jaffa: It is one of the world’s oldest cities and home to the oldest seaport in the world. Don’t miss the famous Clock Tower, the flea market, restaurants, designer stores, galleries and museums.

4. Tel Aviv Port: Enjoy watching children get ready to sail.

5. Carmel Market: The market runs between the corner of King George and Allenby streets and the Carmelit Bus Station. It is open every day from 7 to dusk, except for Fridays when it closes one hour before the Sabbath.

6. Levinsky Market:The Levinsky Market is the place for spices.

7. Mall: Modern shopping center, 3 story building full of stores.

Day2 Tuesday – Day for – Caesarca Port Town and Ruins in Mediterranean Coast- Haifa- Acre/Akko-Nazareth.Nazareth (night en Nazareth)-  Rimonim Mary’s Well Nazareth Hotel

What we did in Nazareth:

1. Basilica of the Annunciation,

2.Nazareth Village

3 Mary’s Well, St Gabriel’s Church, Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent

tuesday-wed. One Night in Nazareth

Day 3 Wednesday-check out Nazareth.

Haifa Visiting Baha’i Shrine and Garden ( morning before 2pm) Gardens are free entrance. When touring the Bahai’s also bring water, but no food or gum (they are forbidden, as well as sitting to rest).

Afternoon: visit Gan Hashelosha (sachne) Nat. Park before going down to Jerusalem.
Gan Hashlosha, otherwise known as the Sachne, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, some believe that Gan Hashlosha is the real-world location of the garden of Eden, and, once you visit, you might understand why. The main highlight of Gan Hashlosha are its beautiful pools shaded by lush palm trees and surrounded by green lawns, which are constantly 28 degrees celcius year-round. The park also has an archaeology museum and tower and stockade, and is popular with visitors who come to spend a day swimming and relaxing, or to explore the history and admire the beauty it has to offer. visit Gan Hashelosha (sachne) National Park with untouched springs. Great spot for a picnic.(bring your towels)

Day 3- cont. to Jerusalem-2 nights in Jerusalem Hotel-National Hotel (Herodes Gate)

Day 3 Wednesday and Day 4 Thursday- Jerusalem

What we did in Jerusalem:

Jerusalem can be divided into three sections: the Old City, West Jerusalem, and East Jerusalem. Ancient stone walls encase the Old City. You can access the grounds via seven different gateways. Within these walls, you’ll find the city’s most prominent attractions, including the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Outside of the Old City, you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. East Jerusalem is the hub of the city’s Arab community. Not as modern as West Jerusalem, the East—especially the areas right outside the Old City’s Damascus and Herod’s Gates—brims with lively markets Via Dolorosa , Davis’s underground city (tickets required). Monte de los olivos.

Day 5-Friday – Checking out Jerusalem, driving the Negev Desert to Eiliat / Crossing the border to Jordan/ Night in Wadi Rum Desert

What we did in Wadi Rum

  1. Stay in a Bedouin campground
  2. Eat and cook underground with Jordanians
  3. Jeep safari through the desert
  4. visit and climb the sand dunes

Day 6 -Saturday -Check out the Campsite to drive to Petra. Check in late night in Jerusalem again.

What we did in Petra:

Visit Petra/ Camel Ride/Cross the border back to Israel/ Drive back to Jerusalem/ Night in Jerusalem- We stayed at the same hotel.

Day 7- Sunday-Check out hotel in Jerusalem to drive around the Dead Sea.

What we did in the Dead Sea:

Keila Beach, Dead Sea and Mud Spa./have a beer at the Lowest bar in the planet./ Drive back to Tel Aviv- Stay in Tel-Aviv in the same hotel.

 

Monday- Check out hotel in Tel-Aviv/ Return car at the airport/ Flight back home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guess where this place is? ¿Adivina que lugar es este?

Few people know about Gan Hashlosha, also known as the Sachne, is one of the most beautiful places in Israel – some believe it’s the real-world location of the garden of Eden according to tourist israel. It’s a national park with warm water where tourist, traveler and locals can swim all year long (28 degree Celsius)

 

Pocos conocen acerca del Parque Nacional  Gan Hashlosha, tambien conocido como Sachene, es uno de los lugares mas bonitos de Israel-algunos opinan esta es la localizacion real de lo que un dia fue el huerto del Eden. lo cierto es que sus cristalinas aguas se mantienen a una temperatura promedio de 28 grados celsious lo que te permite nadar en sus aguas todo el año.

 

My Trip in Few Pictures…

Wadi Rum – A Red Desert I will never forget/ Wadi Rum- Un desierto Rojo que no olvidare jamas.                                                                              Jeep Safari

Rock Climbing

Underground Cooking  at a Bedouin Campsite


Camels

Sand Dunes

Folklore and Tradition /Jordan

Be a Nomad

Is Wadi Rum in your bucket list? Esta Wadi Rum en tu lista de viajes?

I’ll try to convince you that Wadi Rum should be on your bucket list.

The trip is one in  a life time. Red sand dunes, jeep safari , camel rides, hot air balloons rides over the desert, and lots of culture awaits you in Jordan. Jordanians, on the other hand, are friendly and willing to teach you their dances and how they cook at one of their many Bedouin campsite. We stayed at Bait Ali Camp and couldn’t have a better stayed anywhere else. Great location. We were treated with respect. The place is clean, full of activities and the tents are in good conditions( I do suggest you take your towels and your soap, shampoo). The food is delicious and the have music every night. When it gets dark, we get to see how the food in done underground cook(I particularly enjoyed this experience very much) Wine, excellent food and good company is all you need for a warmer night (the desert gets cold at night)

Tratare de convencerte para que pongas a Wadi Rum en tu lista de viajes.

Este es un viaje para una ves en la vida. las arenas rojas del desirerto de Wadi Rum son unicas. Aqui tienes todo tipo de actividades desde paseos en camellos, safaries en jeeps, paseos en globos aereos hasta escalar formaciones rocosas preciosas. Tambien compartir una cultura unica es genial. Los jordanos, por otro lado, son amables y serviciales. Comparten sus tradiciones de forma respetuosa. De su comida, que les dire? es deliciosa. la experiencia de verlos cocinar los alimentos debajo de la tierra fue fabulosa. Esto lo precenciamos en uno de los tantos campamentos beudinos que tiene Wadi Rum, el nuestro Bait Ali fue maravilloso, con muy buena localizacion, hospitalidad y servicio ( si te sugierro lleves tu toalla , shampoo y jabon). En la noche, optas por un buen vino, excelente comida y tu mejor compania y haces que la noche sea mas placentera (el desirto epuede llegar a ser muy frio en las noches).

Down the Canyon in mules| Bajando el Cañon en mulos

IMG_2825Despite its popularity, the Grand Canyon is not the largest canyon on Earth. With an average depth of 5,280 feet and length of 277 smiles, it comes in a distant second to the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in the Himalays, which boasts a depth of 17,567 feet and a length of 308 miles. However, it still takes tourists from one two three weeks to travel the length of the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River and because I am not a risky person at all, my adventure was limited to a day visit to The Grand canyon from Las Vegas, Nevada. (the pictures are mine, so feel free to pin them)

A pesar de su popularidad, El Gran Cañon o Cañon del Colorado NO es el mas grande de este planeta. Con una profundidad de de 5,280 pies y una longitud de 277 millas, viene siendo el segundo mas grande despues de Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon en el Himalaya, el cual cuenta con una profundidad de 17,567 pies y una longitude de 308 millas. Sin embargo, para los turistas que quieran recorrerlo, les tomaria unas dos a tres semanas de viaje haciendolo por el Rio Colorado y como yo no soy tan arriesgada en mis aventuras, lo mio fue un simple paseo desde Las Vegas, Nevada hasta el Cañon del Colorado, experiencia inolvidable que llevo grabada en mi ser.  ( las fotos son mias,  asi que sientete libre de usarlas en tus murales de Pinterest)IMG_2827

From Las Vegas, there are different tour companies that will take you to this impressive hole in the ground, helicopter tours, tours by bus, you can even stay in the hotel they have over the cliff and also the Railway tour, they all bring  amazing views and memories. I went on my own, while stopping at Hoover Dam, having lunch in an Indian village, visiting the hotel and going down the Canyon in a mule. Scaryyyy!!!! These animals are not afraid to stop by the edge of the cliff, so I didn’t even blink. The truth is that I didn’t go all the way down, just a little, to the surface again,  but that was enough adventure for me, for one day.

Desde Las Vegas, existen diferentes compañias que te llevan y traen al Grand Canyon, estan los tours en helicoptero, en buses, donde tambien puedes hacer la combinacion con el hotel y pasar la noche disfrutando de las emocionantes vista y esta tambien el tren. Crea tu propia memoria de ese viaje como mas te guste. Yo fui por mi cuenta, pare en la presa Hoover Dam, almorze en una villa bastante primitiva, visite el hotel por mi cuenta y luego, baje al Cañon en un mulo. Escalogfriante!!!! Estos animals no le temen al precipicio, y se detienen en el border del mismo, ahi es donde yo no me movia ni para pestañar. Lo cierto es que no bajamos hasta el fondo, solo un poco y te devuelves a la superficie. Para mi fue suficiente  aventura por un dia.IMG_3661

If you are visiting The Canyon on your own, you can easily drive around the north and the south rim, there are several pullouts for visitors. And the impressive change of colors of the rocks. There is also the The Grand Canyon Skywalk which is a horseshoe-shaped bridge with a glass walkway, there is always a line to get on it, but it is so worth it. And last, but not least, if you want to explore more in depth the bottom of the Canyon, get on a rafting adventure to the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon of Arizona desert should be added to your bucket list!!!

Al visitar el Cañon por tu cuenta, podras bordearlo en tu auto y parar en los miradores preparados para los visitantes, y disfrutar los cambios en los colores de las piedras, tambien esta la atraccion del Mirador|Puente del Piso de Cristal. Impresionante!!! aunque siempre hay linea ya que es un numero limitado de personas los que pueden subirse a el a una misma ves. Vale la pena esperar un poco. Y ya por ultimo si quieres explorar un poco mas a fondo, esta el rafting por el Rio Colorado. El Cañon del Colorado, Arizona es algo que debes añadir a tu bucket list!!