Posts tagged "jerusalem"

Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haraam-es-Sharif

We were up and ready by 8 AM and on our way to the old city. We were advised that we should make it to Haraam-es-Sharif by 9 AM because it would be open to public. Due to the Gaza War, the visiting hours were random. On the way, we stopped by a coffee shop...

Yad Vashem

Today, being a Friday, meant that the city would start winding down in preparation of the Shabbat. We did not plan an elaborate day, instead focused on regaining our energy and visiting Yad Vashem and some parts of Meah Sharim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. We walked to an open air mall outside of the...

The old city of Jerusalem

Jerusalem We woke up early and a quick glance at the newspaper told us that there was no war resolution in sight. We dressed and at 10 AM we headed towards the old city. The walk to the old city was short and pretty. We entered the city through the Jaffa gate. The tourist center...

Jerusalem, at last!

Even though we had a bit of a mishap with Israir, we finally arrived at Tel Aviv’s Sde Dov airport at about 2:30 PM (as opposed to the original 9:30 AM). The flight was short and we got a glimpse of the dead sea from the air. We took a taxi to the Tel Aviv...