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Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
... on Emma's last trip.
It seemed to be quite a long trip into the city, followed by a maybe ten minute walk to the apartment we had booked.
The apartment has the potential to be great, but is very new and (I hope) ...
We returned to the Old City to enjoy wandering aimlessly and "shopping" for scarves for me, earrings for the girls and kippot for Steven. Shop after shop has the same items and as you walk near the shopkeeper begins to entice you inside. It makes it very difficult to stop and look at anything. Mayaan gave us a useful tip of how to barter, decide what you are willing to pay first then in a very respectful way decline every higher offer, which starts out far, far more than ...
... the bread won't be good on Sunday when they reopen, they're willing to sell it for anything. I got some reasonable deals when I first got there, but on my way out, people were shouting "1 shekel. Everything 1 shekel." I got a bag of about 10 fresh pitas for a shekel (about a US quarter). I also got some cheese from about the only place open that had it, some olives from about the only place open that had olives, and debated getting produce from one of the two ...
... guide, Ron, also lives in Jerusalem so he is extremely
familiar with everything here. Ron has been very engaged and animated in
his descriptions of everything and truly loves Israel. It has been very
educational and he continues to provide us with lots of great history
and connection to our ...
... under the highway to the coast. The girls watched and David and I enjoyed skipping rocks on the Dead Sea--the "hardest" water in the world made for great skipping.
The hike into the wadi officially began at 10:00am as we returned up the flood system. David and I scaled a drop-down that was like 20 or 30 feet of very steep concrete; we rock-climbed up. As we entered the wadi, I was surprised to find a bunch of PVC tubing that followed the ...