Trip Start Aug 08, 2008
11Trip End Aug 27, 2008
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Crossing the border into Israel was quit an adventure; it took was about 3 hours to go through all security checks, bag checks, and personal questioning. After all was said and done, I told my lovely military/customs agent "I will take an Israeli stamp on my passport, please" She told that she had been a stationed at Allenby for 2 years and she had never had anyone happy to request a stamp.
The importance of being aware and knowing how people are treated in this region quickly opens your eyes
Arrival in Jerusalem was about 2pm yesterday. Lodging at the Citadel Hostel provides some of the most amazing views within Old Jerusalem. Staying in Old Jerusalem has given us a spiritual and moving experience as we visit all the Christian sites. Everyday we encounter the physical and spiritual presence of the Devine.
While visiting the Birthplace of the Virgin Mary, we were given earth from a cave deep inside the house and where the Church of St. Anne is now build above.