Jerusalem

Out of all of the places we visited, Jerusalem was my favorite!  One of the reasons is that we got to explore different areas of this dynamic city over the course of a week.  The other reason is because it is an absolutely stunning city!

 

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Our first stop in Jerusalem was this overlook with a picturesque view of the old city.

 

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From this view, it is obvious that there is a lot to see and learn about this city with historical significance to three major religions!

 

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After some photo opportunities and discussion about the current affairs of Jerusalem, we reboarded our bus for the old city.

 

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We entered the Jewish quarter at the Zion Gate.

 

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There aren’t words to describe the feeling of walking under these ageless walls and emerging in the old city of Jerusalem.

 

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This area is a beautiful combination of historic city and new world!

 

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Our path ended at the famous Western Wall.

 

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It was amazing to finally be here, watching people local and from across the globe convene at this landmark.

 

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I wish I had an entire week to spend just here in Jerusalem.  And, there is so much more to Jerusalem than just the old city!

 

We also spent time at…

Yad Vashem

 

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Mount Herzl

 

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The Shuk (Market)

Based on the amount of pictures I took, this may need a post of its own!

 

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Ben Yahuda Street

 

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Plus…more falafel!

 

 

Have you ever been to Jerusalem?

Would you like to go?

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14 thoughts on “Jerusalem

  1. I was on Ellis Island a few years ago and the feeling that came up through my feet as I walked in the way millions of immigrants was amazing. I would imagine that walking in an ancient city like Jerusalem would give you a similar feeling only stronger.
    Is it safe there to eat the fresh fruits and veges from the markets in Isreal? In many countries they warn you not to and I know when DD was in China she was not allowed to-. It looked hot there-was it-or is that just our perception of it.

    • We were definitely allowed and encouraged to eat the fresh fruits and veggies. I bought some amazing spices and teas too! It was hot but no nearly as gross and humid as it is here!

  2. Absolutely amazing! I can’t imagine being somewhere with so much history. It is probably a lot to take in!
    I bet the market was really cool! I think walking through markets is my favourite thing on holidays, especially if they are in a foreign country! Is this where you got your spices and paste?

    • Yes!!! And I got some tea! I came home with an entire suitcase of good stuff. I could have spent days in the market…eating and shopping! I agree it is a fun way to explore a new city! I hope to visit more markets in other countries soon! Stock up on more spices : )

  3. I would LOVE to go to Jerusalem!! Amazing photos, and I can’t even imagine the feelings you had walking around these streets!! AMAZING! I spy lychee!!!

    • Brittany, I love your enthusiasm for the city because that is exactly how I felt while I was there and even when I look through my pictures. They had some awesome fruits at the market, including etrog which we drank!

  4. Yup, seeing all your pics solidifies that I need to visit Israel! Jerusalem looks amazing… so much history! And, that market! What are those fruits? They look so good! Love the vibrant colors!

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