Two Places for Correct Transition to a Better World: Jerusalem and Varanasi

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

Have you ever asked yourself where would you like to spend the last days of your life just before you leave this world?

If not, don’t read on. You are too young, and your whole life is ahead of you. Just live!

If yes….

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Talking With the Walls of Jerusalem

The Walls of Jerusalem, Israel.

The Walls of Jerusalem, Israel.

In my European travels, I have seen many impressive walls and towers, ancient and medieval, for example, in Avila, Spain; or Carcassonne, France; BUT…. Probably, at least once in your life, you met a woman or a man who couldn’t be called beautiful, but nevertheless, she/he was unbelievably and inexplicable charming and attractive. Same with the Walls of Jerusalem.

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Fabulous Caesarea, Israel

 

Ruins of Caesarea, Israel.

Ruins of Caesarea, Israel

I was lucky. It was one of those rare days when it rains in Israel. That’s why I was alone in Caesarea, at least for the first half of the day. Later, some of the most stubborn enthusiasts of history still landed on the territory of the ancient city from their buses. Thank God, in the corner of a hippodrome, somebody has constructed for them something like a chariot with stylized horses made of iron rods in order that the guides could direct tourists there and suggest they take some pictures.

Hippodrome in Caesarea, Israel.

Hippodrome in Caesarea

Herod the Great built Caesarea in honor of the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus with his own money in 25-13 BCE. Herod was fascinated by construction and rather successful at it. Moreover, the Roman Empire provided him great scope by giving him extra money for that.

Ruins of Caesarea, Israel.

Herod I the Great built Caesarea in honor of Roman Imperor Octavian Augustus

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