Margy's Sailing Adventure! travel blog

Going toward the Old City

Gate entering the Dome

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

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Church of the Holy Sepacur (wrong sp) built upon the cave where...

Overlooking the Old City

A herd of goats they were grazing in the cemetery right outside...

Dinner at the Al-A'yed Restaurant outside the Damascus Gate

Wailing Wall

Wailing Wall

Figuring out where we are?


Jerusalem 24-25 May 2007

Jerusalem with its history going back 5000 years has important religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians. We stayed at the Hebron Today Hostel in the heart of the old city. Just finding it again took skill! Once you are in the small alleys it is very hard to get one's bearings!

Probably photos tell the story here.

Jerusalem has a population of 700,000 people and is the largest city in Israel. The population of Israel is 7 million. Approximately 65% are Jewish, 33% Muslim and 2% Christian. Because of the security situation everyone does national service with soldiers of both sexes everywhere. They have to carry their guns at all times which can be a little un-nerving.

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