One of the best feelings is when you’re re-reading the Bible stories and you can vividly imagine every scene and its location because you were there. You stood at the same exact shore where Jesus got baptized. You hid in the caves where David cannot be easily found. You wet your hands in the Sea of Galilee where many fish were caught. You touched 2,000 year old trees in the Gethsemane Garden because Jesus once looked at that same tree. You walked the Land of God. Oh, I love how dramatic this sounds! I hope you are as simpatico about this as I am.
After our wedding, we stayed in Israel for our honeymoon. The Sharikov family didn’t want to show me much of Israel before the wedding so that they don’t steal Teddy’s thunder (Thaddeus only made it to Haifa three days before the big party because of work). So instead, every day we hit the beach. Got our tan on, and were ready to rock the show. Since I’ve mentioned Haifa before the wedding, let me introduce you to the finest beach out there. A touristy vibe, warm water, HUGE waves, and the famous Jewish street cuisines at every corner is something worth experiencing. Haifa is one of the bigger cities of Israel with a modern feel. Want to shop while visiting the Holy Land? You can go to Haifa. Want to find a bank near you? Stay in Haifa. Want your skin to glow? Live in Haifa. Overall, Haifa City is the place a lot of our wedding guests who flew in a couple of days earlier, stayed at.
Teddy and I stayed for a week in Israel after the wedding. I have to tell you that having a honeymoon in Israel was one of our proudest decisions we’ve ever made. We grew spiritually, experienced the Holy Land, and we also had a whole lot of fun getting to know each other better. We visited Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, the Garden of Golgotha, the Old Jerusalem, and Nahal David Waterfall.
So, when looking for your next destination, book a flight to Israel; in addition to, make sure the ticket is for two or more weeks because you go big or go home! Seriously, not enough time to check everything out..