Lake of Gennesaret

Lake of Gennesaret - Galilee

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Lake of Gennesaret

Lake of Gennesaret

Lake of Gennesaret, also known as Sea of Galilee and Sea of Tiberias, is actually a lake on the Jordan River about 80 miles north of Jerusalem. Lake of Gennesaret / Sea of Galilee is where the Bible says Peter fished, Jesus walked and calmed the storm. Only 35 miles in circumference, the Lake of Gennesaret is small enough for you to rent a bicycle and pedal around in a day. However, many of the Biblical sites are hard to reach by bus or bicycle, so those on a tight schedule may wish to rent a car.

Travel Tip
Although I hitchhiked and got rides fairly easily around the Sea of Galilee, I don't recommend hitchhiking. But if you find yourself in a bind with no option other than to hitchhike, you may find these tips useful: (1) position yourself where the oncoming drivers will have time to see and check you out, preferably after having stopped or slowed down; (2) stick out your thumb and smile at the drivers until and even after they pass you (they look at you in their rearview mirrors); (3) make sure there is a stretch of road behind you with enough space for them to stop easily; (4) don't get in the car if you get bad vibes; and (5) decline rides from men if you are a woman.

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