Travelling..........Jerusalem, have you been? (1 Viewer)

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Loveshack

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Travelling without the van is also a hobby.
The van has its limits sadly.
Jerusalem has to be a good possibility for source material for paintings.
Have you been?
Any suggestions?
Not at all religious, more interested in food!
 

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Not been to Jerusalem but Acre in the north west has a striking old city which is well worth visiting. Lots of restaurants in buildings from antiquity.

Good food almost everywhere in Israel from my limited experience. Don't bother taking your satnav - it will work but the screen will be blank! But Google maps will work. :)
 

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Jerusalem is a fantastic place to visit .The food is good ,the cemeteries are worth a visit ,history is 2nd to none .Bethlehem nearby is worth a visit ,lots to see and lots to eat . Enjoy lol
 

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Jerusalem was fantastic. Take a tour with a guide and he/she will illuminate 4000 years of history and you start to make sense of the Muslim/Christian/Jewish religious stuff. We found it amazing. Also the alleged place of the crucifixion and where he rose is wonderful as is walking the 12 stations. We aren't religious either but the place is special.

Didn't like Bethlehem. Like going into another country (security check points and everything) but most of all the tour (which included visiting where Jesus was supposed to have been born which was a big anti-climax) included being taken to a Christian souvenir shop, where the door was locked behind us and we weren't allowed to leave until we bought something. Moreover the cheapest piece of garbage we could find was a tenner and everything was about 500% overpriced.

A tour I would highly recommend would be Masada and the Dead Sea. Again get a guide who will tell you the story which is heart wrenching. I was amazed to realise how the land drops from Jerusalem to Masada and although you need to get to the top of the mound/mountain by cable car, the water flows underground from Jerusalem many miles away and provided the Zeolites with fresh water to live on.

Didn't get chance to do Galilee when we were there but would have liked to have done. All can be visited via organised tours which I would recommend. Stay on the coast West of Tel Aviv airport. Great restaurants and fantastic board walks along the coast.

Enjoy
 

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@Delboyarapaho has written exactly what I think and saved me the trouble.
I can clearly remember the first time I walked down a passageway which opened up onto a panoramic view of Jerusalem.

Religious or not, it’s one of those places where the history is something you have probably grown up with and known about all your life. I didn’t like the places that are supposedly where cruxifiction or birth took place etc but I did like the guided tour of Jerusalem and I enjoyed floating in the Dead Sea and swimming in Lake Galilee.
 

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Was there Christmas Eve 1972 and would you believe it, it snowed! Didn't stick though so it didn't qualify as a white Christmas :LOL: a Very interesting city. I suspect it has changed a great deal, then it was still a divided city with a definite Arab feeling to East Jerusalem, which was much more friendly and hospitable.
 

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Been while on a cruise. Jerusalem in morning and Bethlehem in afternoon. Waited too long to put paper in the western wall and lost our guide. Only caught back up with them at lunchtime. It's a very interesting place, but best to have a guide, mum liked Bethlehem too.

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