18 Jul Camping Under the Stars in the Negev Desert
Posted at 14:48h in Middle EastWritten by Savannah Moore, 2014 Middle East: Behind the Headlines. Taking a step away from Jerusalem, we spent our weekend camping out under the stars in the Negev desert. Not a bad way to cap off a busy first week! Our first stop was at some fresh water springs where we cooled off in the hot afternoon. Our guide told us a lot about the region and we embarked to Lot’s cave where the Biblical Lot is supposed to have hidden with his daughters after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. We went spelunking through the salt cave and it was so dark and a bit treacherous. I have lots of scrapes from crawling over and under rocks! It was a lot of fun though and I was proud of myself to complete the hike (not everyone did!).