Travel Blogs from Jerusalem, Israel

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The old city, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The old city

A travel blog entry by eric

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Tanks...bombs...bloodshed.  That's Israel in the media.  I lived in Jerusalem for a year.  And only two years after the Yom Kippur War.  Never saw any of that.  Neither did anybody I knew.  Or anybody that they ...

Surroundings, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Surroundings

A travel blog entry by eric

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... guns.  I got pressed against a few on crowded Israeli buses. I spent 7th grade at a British international school in West Jerusalem.  One project was to write a report about a historical figure.  A related art project was making a figurine ...

Shabbot at the Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Shabbot at the Kotel

A travel blog entry by leafmold

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... at the Kotel (Western Wall ) as Shabbat (Sabbath) began. It was so great to begin the Sabbath two weeks in a row in Jerusalem at the Kotel!  I left the kotel plaza and walked around the city wall to the Jaffa Gate.   I stumbled across the ...

Afterward Part 1:  Changes to Make Back at Home, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Afterward Part 1: Changes to Make Back at Home

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... ;       Read about Chagall, the Isaiah scroll, kabbalah.  Follow current events by reading the Jerusalem Post.           Format the journal and photos on the web so that future ...

Day 27: Private walking tour of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 27: Private walking tour of Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... Mark Twain, one of Harvey's favorite writers!  Madeleine read excerpts from "An Innocent Abroad" in which Twain described Jerusalem in a very negative manner.  They discuss "Letters From The Earth", which was not published until 50 years after ...

Day 26:  Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 26: Yad Vashem

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... here a few times during our stay. At dinner, I bring out my touchstone list to help decide if we should go to the Jerusalem of Gold concert tonight at the YMCA.  Before leaving home, I did one of the exercises in the "The Mindful Traveler", by ...

Photography Tips for Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Photography Tips for Israel

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... , shoot with aperture of f/8 or f/11   DEEP SHADE OR INSIDE BUILDINGS Examples: Rosh HaNiqra grottoes, Marketplace in Jerusalem, Western Wall Tunnel Tour, Megiddo Tunnel, submarine in Haifa           ...

Day 30:  Rest day!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 30: Rest day!

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... our terrace, we talk about how much we needed to stop the world and get off today.  As we watch the lights of Jerusalem, we hear the mosque call to prayers. Later, we hear church bells peeling. Before going to sleep, we watch one of our favorite ...

Gettin' Ready..., Raanana, Israel travel blog

Gettin' Ready...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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My room looks like a backpacker war zone. All equipment for my upcoming trip is sprawled out on the floor and examined daily. Trying on my rain jacket and hiking shoes have become part of my regular morning routine along with coffee and a shower (Not at ...

Day 29: Ticho House, Mahaneh Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 29: Ticho House, Mahaneh Yehuda Market

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... years, toasting the occasion several times.  We enjoy the delicious food and excellent service. We have a nice relaxing stroll back to the Mt Zion Hotel. All in all, a beautiful anniversary day in Jerusalem! Click here for today's photos! ...

Day 33: German Colony, Generations Center, Concert, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 33: German Colony, Generations Center, Concert

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... more comfortable at the Mount Zion Hotel. Over breakfast, the big question for the day is "What to do on our last day in Jerusalem and Israel?"   We are both quiet.  We are all toured out.  We are looking forward to our Eyal Golan ...

Shalom from the centre of world religion!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Shalom from the centre of world religion!

A travel blog entry by danly

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... within the Old City that contains some of the most important religious sites in the world.  Although in Israeli controlled Jerusalem, the Temple Mount is managed by an Islamic council.  The dress code is the strictest we came across ensuring ...

Reflections, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Reflections

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... to also make the trip!  It's not only about visiting sites that you have heard about since you were a child.   Israel is an extremely interesting country, one that gets under your skin and touches your heart and soul.  It may be a ...

Masada and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Masada and the Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... the night, our last of the trip.  We have some quality team time in between discussions about how we can return to Israel on different programs.  Yael teaches us a new game called Pinnochio, which is entirely way to fun for such a simple ...

Lessons Learned Part 1:  Trip Planning, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Lessons Learned Part 1: Trip Planning

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... events:  1) the candlelight tour and concert in Petra offered only on Monday and Thursday nights and 2) The Israel Music Festival in Jerusalem offered every year sometime in May/June.  We planned our itinerary to be able to attend these ...

Lessons Learned Part 2:

Lessons Learned Part 2: "On The Trip"

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... fun and useful.  Don't over do your practice.   PUT YOURSELF IN SITUATIONS WHERE YOU WILL EXPAND YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON ISRAEL.  I had my favorite question that I liked to ask:  "why can't people be tolerant of one another and why ...

Afterward Part 2:  Personal Themes and Takeaways, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Afterward Part 2: Personal Themes and Takeaways

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"Every traveler brings back a different lesson.  And every traveler brings back the same lesson, which is self-discovery."   By Joseph Dispenza, The Way of the Traveler "One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of ...

Palm Sunday, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Palm Sunday

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... overhead. Palestinian Chistian Scouts led the procession from the Mount of Olives to Bethany, where the Patriarch of Jerusalem spoke of peace between Israel and Palestine, echoing what the Pope said of the violence in Iraq: "Enough!" In the morning, I ...

Day 28: Knesset, Supreme Court, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 28: Knesset, Supreme Court, Israel Museum

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... with the Dead Sea Scrolls!  We didn't expect it to be such a full long day! But that's how things go here in Jerusalem.   You go to a place, get interested in what you are seeing and time just flies by! Harvey is playing his guitar. ...

Jerusalem: The Land of Milk and Honey, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem: The Land of Milk and Honey

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... hours of sleep as my bed covers no more than 83% of my body while the bed itself reaches mid-way down my calf at best. Jerusalem!  Today we did a walking tour of the old city.  While we didn't quite cover as much ground as we did when I ...

Easter Sunday, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Easter Sunday

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to a service at an Episcopal Church with one of the folks from the Palm Hostel.  Turns out later he developed the Jerusalem Complex, writing "I am the Messiah" on walls.  A fellow hosteller tried to convince him otherwise, but to no avail as he ...

Day 24:  To Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 24: To Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... that you can look to the left and see the walls of the old city, and look to the right and see the barrier dividing Jerusalem from the West Bank. Harvey is uncomfortable, and doesn't like the vibes and wants to get out.  Really I think he has had ...

Temple Institute Quest, Old City, Israel travel blog

Temple Institute Quest

A travel blog entry by leafmold

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... came to the little shop front labeled the "Temple Institute",   I went on a 10 minute shopping spree,  walked back to the hotel for breakfast and we were off to meet the bus saying goodbye to Jerusalem......for now but hopefully not ...

Purim!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Purim!

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Book of Esther recounts the tale of a beautiful woman, Esther, who becomes the queen of King Ahasuerus of Babylon, after Jerusalem fell.  Esther's cousin Mordecai was growing in importance in the royal court.  This stirred the thoughts of Haman, ...

Day 32:  Archaelogical Park, Western Wall Tunnel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 32: Archaelogical Park, Western Wall Tunnel

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... , so we go about trying to find a resolution. I ask for someone to speak with and the attendant suggests we call the Jerusalem Municipality Information Office.  I speak with Edith who is very sympathetic, but the only thing she can do is give me the ...

Sunrise over Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Sunrise over Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by leafmold

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... 7 hours ahead.  So it is now 1:30 in the afternoon but at home it is 6:30 in the morning.  July 7th Sunrise over Jerusalem                       When we arrived at Ben Gurion ...

Day 31:  Archaelogical Dig at Beit Guvrin, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 31: Archaelogical Dig at Beit Guvrin

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...  http://www.touryoav.org.il which does have English pages.  For us, that will have to wait for a return trip to Israel. Back in Jerusalem, we take a quick shower and walk over to the Tower of David.  What a place to be at sunset! And ...

Stations of the Cross, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Stations of the Cross

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Sepulchre, where all the Catholic and Orthodox churches share space.  This isn't always peaceful: while we were in Jerusalem, the Armenians stormed Jesus' tomb and locked themselves inside, apparently wanting more rights to use the tomb. Station ...

Dead Sea Mud Princess, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Dead Sea Mud Princess

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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There is so much I've experienced over the past three weeks that I'll have to let most of the pictures speak for themselves.  I'll also share some of my thoughts on the more complicated angles of life next week.  In the meantime, two of my ...

The Divide, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Divide

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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