Looking out over the rugged, peacefully beautiful landscape surrounding the former Jewish fortress of Masada in Israel, it is difficult to imagine the violence and tragedy that occurred here in the first century.
A trip to Israel takes a little more nerve than one to a less exotic place. I had signed up for one called “In the Footsteps of Christ,” and when I told others the news, I was met with frowns and disbelief from some — and envy and wonder by others.
One of the things Bahrain doesn’t lack is modern malls featuring many of the same popular retailers found in the U.S. or Europe. But when in Bahrain, consider a trip to the Manama Souq for a more traditional bazaar-like shopping experience.