During a pandemic year, after a lockdown and curfew of over 1.5 months, Israel finally eased up a bit and opened the public parks. People were still hesitant but I immediately hit the road and set out to explore what I could in northern Israel. After taking the eastern dead sea road up north, one of my first stops was the Bet She’an National Park, which I haven’t visited for decades.
It was wonderful, one of the best preserved historical sights in Israel, and that’s saying a lot given how much there is to see in Israel. The site was empty, I basically had the whole place for myself, which gave it a somewhat unique feel, and I walked around and explored every corner for a few hours, taking it all in. Imagine have an entire old roman city just for yourself. It’s quite remarkable just how well preserved this site is.