I dont always plan out all my holidays in detail in advance and my Israel trip was one of these. I didn’t have any specific plan of action once I arrived in Nazareth so when two strangers at the hostel mentioned a road trip to the North of Israel all around the Sea of Galilee I couldn’t think of one reason not to go. Going on a road trip with two strangers has never been on my bucket list but this ended up being one of the most amazing trips I have ever gone on.
Pia was the designated driver and I sat in the front with the job as map reader in our little yellow rented car.The polish guy that was traveling with us lives in Ireland at the moment. (Jaric) He has lived there for 9 years but his English is really not that good and he doesn’t always understand our questions or give us straight answers. Whenever someone asks him where he’s from he says Ireland, you can see how confused the people seem as he doesn’t look or sound Irish at all. I could never remember his name so ended up calling him Polish Dude the whole time. Getting to see the countryside covered in mist while driving along the windy roads was absolutely amazing. It was chilly at 16 degrees and very foggy so we couldn’t see too far ahead, it actually gave the area an eerie fairy-tale feeling. It felt like we were entering the unknown and didn’t know what’s waiting around the next corner.
From Tiberias we headed up north all along the coast of the sea of Galilee to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes.
The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes is situated right next to the Sea of Galilee. It is a cute little church, although its modern, it stands on the site of 4th and 5th-century churches, right where it is said that Jesus divided the fish and loaves to the multitudes of people. Inside it preserves a splendid early Christian mosaic of the loaves and fishes as well as the traditional stone on which the miraculous meal was laid. It is said that pilgrims are known to have commemorated this site since at least the 4th century.
My last look over the Sea of Galilee, before heading up North into the mountains.