Pardon me if this offends your religion. We had been invited several times to a pilgrimage to Israel, the Holy Land. But we had no budget then. When we were invited to a local pilgrimage, we tried it since the cost is minimal. The experience is not good because we had lost a lot of time in waiting for the companions. That’s the same story we got from friends who joined the pilgrimage to Israel. When they go for lunch, they always wait for their companions who were slow in eating. In just making a pit stop for the bathroom, the time wasted is a lot. And the cost of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land is already a fortune to us. So why spend that much when you will not enjoy the tour?