Jerusalem Travel Tips
People have been writing about Jerusalem for the better part of its 3,000-year history, but your first glimpse inside the ancient walled city is guaranteed to leave you speechless. Jerusalem is a spiritual center, holy to the three great faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
One of the most fascinating places you'll ever visit, within a short walk of each other you can find Christians quietly praying in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jews worshipping by the Western Wall and Muslims prostrate before Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Jerusalem's architecture remains in remarkable shape - you could spend days (or weeks) getting lost in its labyrinth of alleys and bustling bazaars, the Old City, biblical sites and patchwork of secular and religious neighborhoods.
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In attempting a journey along the Via Dolorosa (or the Stations of
the Cross, as Catholics describe it), it is important to get your
priorities in order. Depending on the nature of your visit, a ...
About 45km south of Jerusalem in the Ella valley, where David fought Goliath, lie the ruins of an ancient agricultural settlement from Iron age II, Hirbet Midras. The site contained a large Jewish ...
The living home of the world’s three major religions, Jerusalem is also a vibrant city for outdoor sightseeing. Stroll along pedestrian walkways and streets lined with Ottoman architecture, past ...
Accepted by most members of the United Nations as the de facto capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is not, in fact, the city that Israel names as its capital. Officially, the city of Jerusalem is the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
While visiting Jerusalem , you’ll discover many tantalizing excursions both in and out of the city. The following come highly recommended.
A short bus and/or “sherut” trip from ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Whether or not you are religiously inclined, visiting Jerusalem
at Christmas time is a wonderful experience. Though the typical
trappings of the holiday are not omnipresent, the city has a lot ...
Written by Jerusalem Expert: Shmuel, Israel, February 2011
"So they went eight furlongs to Herodium; for there by his own command he was to be buried. And thus did Herod end his life." Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews
It was the American ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2011
Widely renowned as being one the leading art and archaeological museums in the world today, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem was the brainchild of former Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek and houses ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
is filled with several priceless monuments and locations equally as
important to the worlds big three religions. One such location is the
site where Jesus is said to have ascended to ...
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