Bargill Pixner: Full Video
Many times on our Break forth Journeys trips to Israel, we mention the groundbreaking discouveries and theories of Rev. Bargil Pixner.
Bargil Pixner (March 23, 1921 – April 5, 2002) was a German born, Benedictine monk, Biblical scholar, archaeologist and Benedictine authority on the Dead Sea scrolls.
Those who have traveled with us will remember visiting what’s called
“Pixner’s Cave” as we sit and look out onto the Sea of Galilee.
Pixner is the author of several great books, but now, you can watch a one hour TV special he made before he passed away.
Plaka in Athens: A beautiful stroll on your Christian tour.
When you travel to Athens on your tour of the Missionary Journeys of Paul, try to take a couple of hours to stroll through the drop-dead-gorgeous Plaka area. It’s just a short walk from the Acropolis.
Seeing breathtaking beauty can be profoundly spiritual as it reminds us of our Creator. Beauty often sets our hearts longing for God’s promises in eternity.
(Note: Well take time to relax at Plaka on our upcoming Break Forth Paul Tour. More info here.)
Here is a little more about Plaka:
Stroll around Plaka, one of the most alluring and cosy districts in Athens. Renowned among the Athenians as the Neighborhood of the Gods, Plaka will cast a spell on you with its winding streets and nicely restored old houses of a neoclassical flair and coffee shops, tavernas and tiny mezedopolia (small tavernas serving traditional tid-bits (meze). Relax and enjoy your beverage or a meal with the right touch of romance and nostalgia of the past. You will be overwhelmed by the plethora of folk art items, works of art, traditional products, clothing and handmade articles found in souvenir shops all around.
You will also encounter significant monuments and sites covering antiquity, as well as the city’s Roman and Ottoman past. The district is a real cultural mosaic: Small churches and mosques, a hammam, the Roman Agora, and the first university of Greece.
Did You Know This About Athens?
Of course, we know that Athens is a city of great scriptural and historical significance.
But did you know this?
Athens is the only European capital with 14 Blue Flag Beaches and more than 50kms of coastline!
5 Lessons Learned to Truly Enjoy Traveling
Travel can be one of the most richly rewarding, heart-expanding and learning experiences of life.
But, when we bring our own cultural norms, food expectations, and other restrictions with us when we travel, we can miss out on so much.
Here is a great article on 5 Lessons Learned to Truly Enjoy Traveling by Amy Chen. There are good reminders here. Just click here: 5 Lessons Learned to Truly Enjoy Traveling.
Tour Guides or Hosts?
At Break Forth Journeys, we hand pick our local tour guides. We also interact with local voices to enrich each trip. We think this travel quote from recent research says it nicely:
“The two biggest things that travelers wish they had paid more for on their trips are better food and better tour guides, so don’t skimp. And “tour guides” will become a disparaged term, increasingly to be replaced by “local hosts”– travelers will want to interact with expert locals rather than “guides”–an art expert who can introduce them to galleries and artists they’d otherwise never discover, for example. Anyone who has gone on a tour and been disappointed with a guide that drones on and on about nothing can relate.” – January 13, 2016
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Why Visit Israel? A Quick Video
Travel Packing ‘Hacks’ for Pilgrimages
Check out these travel packing ‘hacks’ or tips for your next pilgrimage – or any travel: