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Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
... t exactly a nail-biter.
Jerusalem is arguably the most important city in history and we'd taken in all the sacred spaces, but there was one more religious itch I needed to scratch, the town I see many times every year and yet have never visited - Bethlehem. The town of Bethlehem is, luckily for us, located in the West Bank and therefore gave us a handy excuse for crossing into the occupied Palestinian territory. Compared to the quiet, clean civility ...
... in a beautiful courtyard (accessible through the tiniest doors - easily missed) and apparently community there is still active and living there. After that we wondered to the Muslim Quarters and we went to the Austrian Hospice. Again, easily missed, looks like tiny place from the outside, but when you walk in, it's like you've been teleported to a hotel in Vienna. On top of that (quite literally, pun not intended) they have awesome roof with ...
... We then trekked over to the Southern steps, the site of famous sermon by Peter in Acts. Only the very devout Jews came to every festival at the temple in June, April and October. The steps are not uniform, there are some wide and narrow. This is so you have to keep an aire of humility and slowed you down to keep you in awe as you entered the Temple, House of GOD. Pentecost comes from fifty days after Passover or 7 weeks after Passover because the ...
... we were and got told we are driving the faster way although it is longer. The countryside we pass is barren in spots, dry with olive trees growing along the valley areas. There are many hills in Israel. We pass through a check point at The
West Bank and a policeman asks some questions. It feels a little scary and we don't have our passports with us. Hopefully this will be ok.
Eventually after about half an hour ...
... the hall, we saw a deep, seemingly bottomless, pit that was cut into the raw mountain rock. The emotion experienced was overwhelming. We then exited the museum into the harshly bright light – like prisoners emerging from underground captivity – and experienced beautifully sweeping Jerusalem valley views and symbolizing the future of the Jewish people.
We spent some more time visiting the remainder of the memorials throughout Yad ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking