Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Ramat Negev

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  • The Negev Desert occupies 60% of the territory of the state of Israel. Geographically it is in the south of the country. It is often referred to as the desert where Jesus was tempted by Satan, but it is not so. Jesus was tempted into the Judea Desert, much further north and generated by the rain shadow. The Negev is an arid desert, the northernmost part of which is characterized by a flat landscape and characterized by dust and loss (wind sediment transported in various parts). The southernmost part, up to Eliat overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, is characterized by mountain ranges, erosion craters, valleys. To visit there are two main itineraries, both departing from the city of Be'er Sheva (the city at the beginning of the Negev and the most populated). The first route follows the highway 40 and the recommended route because you cross it in the middle. Arriving at the village of Noet Samadar, taking the highway 12 you can get to the border with Egypt. If you want to enter Egypt (I do not recommend) know that you need a special visa, you need to change cars, make sure that the border is open. The second route takes place along Highway 90. This road follows the border with Jordan and takes you to Eliat. Highway 90 is much busier. On both routes you will meet several gas stations with attached hot tables. Never abandon the main route except a few hundred meters. The Negev area is very "warm" not only from a climate point of view. The Israeli army is always present, if they see you photographing the desert maybe they stop to ask if you need help, but if they see you photographmilitary installations, radio antennas or pay too much attention to the border their attitude changes. There is no land crossing between Israel and Jordan along state route 90. Both borders, in many sections, are walls or very high fences with barbed wire, perpetually patrolled. In the Negev, during the day, temperatures are very high, well above 35 degrees (even 45 degrees). The terrain is very hard, I advise you to wear very comfortable shoes, to avoid wearing slippers or flip-flops (I met unwary for this I emphasize), headdress and a good reserve of water. It has a great charm because the dunes are replaced by these eroded craters. To visit.
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  • we came thursday evening, and we stayed at a private room, very quiet and coozy. we had a wonderful dinner, at the nait tent. there are animals for the kids. and a hot pool, at the top of the mountain...  more »
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