NORTH ISRAEL | 2 DAY HIKING | CAMPING | NATURE TRIP [I/IV] | HEY LIAO!: NORTH ISRAEL | 2 DAY HIKING | CAMPING | NATURE TRIP [I/IV]

5.8.14

NORTH ISRAEL | 2 DAY HIKING | CAMPING | NATURE TRIP [I/IV]

Yay Finally! It's happening! So for the last few weeks we've (boyfriend and I) have been planning a trip with some friends! To do a 2 day camping style, nature hopping trip! The amount of things you can do in two days is pretty amazing! Join me as I begin this trip [will not disappoint Nature is beau-ti-ful]! 

We begin the  journey  here! Rosh Pinna! This little town of 2800 people located in the Upper Galilee on the eastern slopes of Mount Kna'an (wiki source) is known for its beautiful scenery, good food and most importantly art galleries!  
Our Brunch! Delicious! So far I've noticed a trend here in Israel when it comes to the display of food. For lunch especially, dips are a big hit! They come in large varieties. Jams, sun dried tomatoes, crushed olives, garlic butter, sour cream, assortment of cheeses etc! Was sooo full! Us 4 people shared one "couple breakfast".. yep. It came with this super dip plate + 2 omelets and two drinks! Generous much?

For my "drink" I tried this very Israeli hot drink called Sachlav. It's supposed to be a thick drink but it's really a pudding. It was so thick! This "S" size was HUGE! Very beautifully displayed but not to my fancy unfortunately, it was very interesting for my tastebuds, but since it uses rose water as a key ingredient, I felt like it was too perfumery. Reminded me of Turkish Delight (rose flavour). Couldn't finish it at the end but glad I tried it! Wish it came in a smaller size for first timers like myself. 
My first time entering a Synagog, I don't have religious friends here in Israel. So we actually didn't know much about the rules. I did hear that woman have to be separated from the men so they don't become a distraction! Are Woman just that sexy?! Apparently that isn't "completely true" anymore. :) (woman are still sexy *nudge nudge)  but things have changed, modernized if you can call it that. Woman and men can sit together or in the same space during the ceremony unless it's a very traditional Synagog with very traditional rules.
This little jam/sauces shop is called "The Well Gallery of Arts & Flavors" this lovely lady is the shop keeper! She was very generous and a delight to speak to. Very very welcoming! I will definitely buy that fig jam! One of the best jams I've tasted!
Little towns are so charming. Highlights of Rosh Pinna for me was the beautifully decorated doors/windows, the cute family owned jams/sauce business. The fig Jam was the best! So delicious! 

We visited a artists workshop which we weren't allowed to take photos. He made leather goods and created music. We purchased a CD from him, folky vibes. A gallery that caught my attention was the yellow one filled with quotes. The artist behind the portraits is the shop keepers husband. 

What I took away from this place was  though religion seems to take over so many peoples lives here in Israel, many in fact want to live peacefully together. Not caring about religious differences or race. This vibe and attitude is especially present at art galleries. Artists often use this as their outlet to express their political and social views.

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THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES!
[II/IV] IS COMING SOON! 
"VISITING HULA VALLEY! & CAMPING AT DAN RIVER."

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