In the northeastern corner of Israel lies the Sea of Galilee. This beautiful and historic lake is surrounded by hills, making the landscape very powerful. One easy access point for a stunning view is Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve, close to the small town Tiberias. If you are lucky, you might stand here all alone and admire the beauty of nature. A bit further up north you'll pass the Golan Heights borders to Syria and Lebanon, which has been a contentious area for many years. Israel has control over two thirds of the Golan Heights since 1967, but this has never been internationally recognised and the area is considered a part of Syria. The UN are still present with a peace force in the area and there are a lot of warning signs for land mines, reminding you of the conflicts in the world. That aside, the Golan Heights are a beautiful place that needs to be experienced! South of the Sea of Galilee, route 90 runs through the Palestinian controlled West Bank. We weren't allowed to visit (only pass) the West Bank with our rental car. However, we could see that there was a distinct difference in social structure along the highway.