Thursday, August 29, 2013


Jerusalem is what's happening!

After two weeks bouncing around Israel and Jordan, I finally am in the cultural city of Jerusalem where everything all comes together.  So much going on here, with the white Jerusalem Stone creating a warm atmosphere, with the mix of cultures, locals and tourists all merge.

It's been fun to see the main sites of the 3 religions, get lost walking all over the place and explore some of the area outside of the city.  I'm staying with my friend Ziv and his roommates right outside the city walls, close to lots of sweet cafes in the area, and the Old City.  Perfect location to be in.  Here are some pictures from the last couple days.  More to come with more stories later on.  I'm still eating hummus and falafel every day and have to drink a ton of water to combat the heat in Israel.  Luckily in the Old City, there are a few places where there is drinking fountains so I can fill up.  The best drinking source is at the Western Wall, which is just impressive to look at as well as top up the body's water balance.

Kids in the Jewish Quarter

Me and the Western Wall

Looking down on the city from the Mount of Olives

Jewish Cemetery in the front with the Old City in the background
Mr No Knee at the Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock

View from the Austrian Hospice, the best rooftop view in the Old City

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