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Since have 4 hours waiting for my taxi to the airport so I can sit and wait 6 hours for my flight back to Istanbul I might as well finish this.
The transport system in Israel is really good. There are dual carriage way high ways between every major town. The public bus system to some of the smaller towns can be a little problematic, especially on Shabbat.
The accommodation is terrible. The ...
... that day. But it also made me remember why they have these sirens: bombs. I couldn't imagine having to run to bomb shelters and wait te minute for the bomb to fall, on either side. But after the siren, we walked over to the Dome of the Rock in all her glory. The golden roof was doanted by the former King of Jordan, which is cool. I also could not inside this, but the Rock has significance to every religion. The place where Abraham was going to sacrifice his son and the ...
... in the wall. Apparently written prayers are placed into the wall, and twice a year are collected and buried on the Mount of Olives. I'm not sure why, but I like that kind of tradition.
The Old City has refreshed my interest in Jerusalem. It's a beautiful place with a somewhat timeless quality. Tomorrow I plan to actually go see some of the tourist sites, if I can negotiate through the Holy Week crowds. So far I haven't noticed it too ...
... Thursdays, and today is Saturday. The guards told me and the other couple who had gone the same way that we couldn't go in. However, I could still get a decent view through the open door, and I didn't have to wait in a long line. It's even more beautiful up close and I can't wait until I have a weekday off so that I can visit and go inside the gates. (Non-Muslims can't go inside the building, but even inside the gates looks really cool.)
If we hadn't been moving on to Rome, I think I would have been devastated to leave Israel. But Rome was more exciting unknown territory to explore.
There will never be another place like Israel: God's land, God's people, and the Bible alive all around you!
Sim went off to the post office to post excess stuff back home - including Pam's fruit juicers!
At 10am we all left for the American colony Hotel for morning tea. This hotel has a ...