Travel Blogs from Jerusalem, Israel

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Day 25:Tower of David Museum,Enrico Macias Concert, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 25:Tower of David Museum,Enrico Macias Concert

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... hotel). We decide to go to the Tower of David Museum for a few hours to get an introduction and historical overview of Jerusalem.  It is open on this holiday.  After the positive experience with the national park pass, we consider getting the ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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...  restaurant but a bit expensive (220 NIS for 3 with drinks), but they didn't have the "meurav yerushalmi (mixed meat, Jerusalem style)" I was craving..  We walked around the artisan area of Jerusalem and ate dessert and coffee in "Tmol Shilshom" ...

Good to see you again JC, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Good to see you again JC

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Jerusalem, Israel GMT +2:00hrs Entry to ...

Shades of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Shades of Israel

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... in my life, but when traveling for extended periods of time, I've found that things tend to start blurring together.  Therefore Jerusalem is one of three places I’ve chosen to slow down a little in order to get to know the people and ...

Goodbye Israel, Raanana, Israel travel blog

Goodbye Israel

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside the door , I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn', The Taxi's waitin', he's blown his horn. Already I'm so lonesome I could die. Thank you ...

Afterward Part 3:  Touchstones, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Afterward Part 3: Touchstones

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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"There is only one journey.  Going inside yourself." By Rainer Maria Rilke This is my list of touchstones that I reference now and again while traveling.  It's purpose is to keep me centered and grounded and remind me of what is ...

City of David, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

City of David

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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On another day in Jerusalem, Linda from Israel Parks and Nature and I went to an alternative archaeology tour of the City of David, where we learned about the area from Alphie Greenberg, an archaeologist based in Tel Aviv for many years.  Unlike ...

We are finally here, but..., Sdot Yam, Israel travel blog

We are finally here, but...

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We finally landed in Ben Gurio International airport, got through passport inspection and customs with no problems and went out to get our rented cars from Budget.  A simple ordeal it seems ... but maybe not so simple. They lost my parents' ...

Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl

A travel blog entry by madman96

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The program decided to leave Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem) and Mt. Herzl (Israel's version of the Arlington Cemetery) until the last day and I think the choice is a good one.  We now have seen the various faces, cultures and ...

Jerusalem is mindblowing!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem is mindblowing!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... - all because of a rock that's allegedly holly. It is fascinating! I am so ignorant about religion - I need to take a course. Yet, Jerusalem is much more than religion - it has a vibrant night life and it is striking how extremely religious people live ...

Roman Holiday in Israel, Caesarea Maritima, Israel travel blog

Roman Holiday in Israel

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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... stopped every couple of steps to take out the send from her sandals, my cousins started laughing and told her that this is Israel, get used to having sand and dust in your sandals. Afterwards we went to see the Roman aqueduct (which brought water to ...

Israeli-Chinese relations take a step back, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Israeli-Chinese relations take a step back

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... don't like their food." He later apologized. An Israeli Cabinet minister called the Chinese ambassador Wednesday to apologize after Israel's only Beijing Olympics medalist used a curse to describe the Chinese in a newspaper interview Majadle, who ...

Yom asal, Yom basal = 1 day honey, 1 day onions, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Yom asal, Yom basal = 1 day honey, 1 day onions

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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Some days I think it's a miracle that I haven't been in a bus crash.  Other days I consider it no surprise since everything seems to operate by it's own design here.  Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they call this the Holy Land.  ...

Christmas in the Holy Land, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Christmas in the Holy Land

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... popular time as ever to make babies...So Andrew of course invited everyone out for a huge Christmas lunch in East Jerusalem. Now, I'm a dirty backpacker travelling on shoestring budget so I was somewhat daunted by the menu. Incredibly, Andrew insisted ...

The Jewish Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Jewish Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... from the square.  Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends an hour after sunset on Saturday.  During that time Israel (Jerusalem in particular) shuts down.  While I was down at the wall a group of women was dancing and singing ...

excuses, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

excuses

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... the History of Israel and Jewish religion, but I don't feel compelled to write the primer just this moment. My relationship with Israel and being Jewish, is complicated enough, and when I try to explain certain ideologies, I wind up having these circular ...

Behind the Security Fence, Bethlehem, Israel travel blog

Behind the Security Fence

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... our hostel, Elvis, declared that we should go to Bethlehem the next day.  So we went. Bethlehem is only 6km away from Jerusalem.  But it may as well be on the other side of the world.  Because to get there you have to cross ...

Floating, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Floating

A travel blog entry by camille

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... old ruin and we walked around and found the caves that Haim used to play in when he was a kid. We then drove around Jerusalem with Haim pointing out certain things and points of interest. As we were driving I saw lots of Orthodox Jews dressed in ...

The Muslim Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Muslim Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... calls to prayer sounded regularly.  They were especially obvious at sunset.  The multi-cultural, multi-religious nature of Jerusalem meant that the calls weren't as prominent as they had been in Egypt, where you could easily hear five sounding ...

The Christian Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Christian Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... to hear all the gory historical details at any time I'm more than willing to bore you senseless.  So Christian Jerusalem isn't really a land situation, although you've got the Christian quarter and it is chock full of Christian stuff ...

Tourists in a war zone, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Tourists in a war zone

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... Aviv for more good times in Israel's main hedonist beach and party capital. That would end my stay in Israel when I would head back to Jerusalem before going to pickup my bags, which were hopefully still in a hotel storage room in Jordan before ...

Guinness Draft in the Holy Land!!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Guinness Draft in the Holy Land!!

A travel blog entry by justinhoyle

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... to get a rise out of mom!! However, there is some truth to it as I will explain as I discuss our trip to Jerusalem. After a nearly 24hr ordeal we finally arrived in Jerusalem. We should have known buses didn't run during the day during Roshoshauna. ...

back home!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

back home!

A travel blog entry by jannelle.dawn

4.3.07 I am back home. & im glad to be here. It was a good little break but it's a good thing to be back here. Its Passover week. I love being here for this. Yesterday we went to the garden of Gethsemane, & I just got to read the bible & pray, just ...

Heathens in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Heathens in the Holy Land

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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... white tourists) drive straight through, past the immense queues of cars containing people 'of Arab descent'... hello racial profiling. Jerusalem is a strange city. The population is a mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian and we are thoroughly confused as to ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by ebolaben

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... worlds: the Disneyland-like old city, the modern New City, with bustling streets, and the chaotic East Jerusalem that feels more Amman than Israel.  There are no physical barriers between the three (aside from the ancient walls girdling the Old ...

The Baptismal Site, Qumran And Bet She'an Nat Park, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Baptismal Site, Qumran And Bet She'an Nat Park

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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... as we went off on a city lights tour of Jerusalem after dinner. The old city is open at all times, and the walls of Jerusalem and significant buildings are floodlit at night, so it was very pretty and very impressive. We saw some of the shopping areas, ...

2.8.07 - 2.11.07, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

2.8.07 - 2.11.07

A travel blog entry by jannelle.dawn

2.8.07 Today was AMAZING! One of my classes is community service, so every third Thursday I go & help out in Calvary Chapel Tel Aviv cause they have a soup kitchen for the needy. So we get there about 1130 & start setting up the tables & rolling the ...

I love this place..., Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

I love this place...

A travel blog entry by kduntley

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... 't say which one I like better because they're totally different. Yesterday morning, we went to the Holocaust Museum here in Jerusalem. It was incredibly powerful. It was such a huge amounts of information, but it was so heart wrenching. I really enjoyed ...

A Tale of Two Tombs, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

A Tale of Two Tombs

A travel blog entry by sharemore

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... the sites where most Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected (described in a recent post, "Tensions in Jerusalem's Old City"). Some Christians are convinced that another location is the more likely burial site. This second ...

It Was Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times, Jerusalem to Allenby Bridge and on to Petra, Israel travel blog

It Was Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

A travel blog entry by dblegldave

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... order and we move on. I said to Josse, "Well that was easy." He said, we still have two more checkpoints to go in Israel. Are you kidding me? We got to the next checkpoint about a mile down the road and it was a mess. One taxi had a ...

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