Jerusalem, view from our hotel roomJerusalem, view from our hotel room

We woke up at 7:30 AM, still tired from the previous day’s walking. Got dressed and headed right back to the old city. We entered visa Jaffa gate, found a restaurant and got some delicious food: Hummus, fuul and pita with nice hot chay. Breakfast done, we retraced our steps from the previous day, this time walking at a much more leisurely pace.

We walked through the Armenian quarter and then to the Jewish quarter and finally to the Kotel. Spent time at the wall and then headed to the Muslim quarter. This time we took our time to amble through this neighborhood.It seemed so ancient, as ancient as the city


The Muslim quarter in JerusalemThe Muslim quarter in Jerusalem

We finally reached the market in the muslim quarter and found a restaurant called Cafe Ziad, a very small cafe with probably 4 tables but was teeming with customers, Palestinians and IDF soldiers, alike. The cafe was run by a very personable palestinian gentleman and his kids were his helpers! He spoke no English so I pointed out things we wanted: Felafels, fuul, hummus, pita and chay. To this day, I think this was one of the best fuul and felafel we had. The hummus taste is up there with Hashem in Jordan.

After lunch, we followed the via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchure. We spent more time exploring the Church until we had a bout of history overload. We found our way back to the Jewish quarter and spent a lot of time in the shops.

Finally, around 4 pm, we decided it was time to head back. On the way back, we stopped by a local grocery store, got some snacks and bread to munch on. We were so exhausted, we ate the snacks and just spent time in the hotel lobby chatting and relaxing. We called it an early night.