During the holidays we spent a day in the old city of Jerusalem. We stopped on the way in the forest at a goat farm and bought some bread and cheese. Jerusalem was beautiful as always but a bit crowded because of the Jewish and Muslim holidays and lots of tourists. So we left the alleys of the old city and made a complete circuit of the city on the outside. There were hardly any people on the road and we had a nice long, leisurely walk around the old city walls. The weather was beautiful and the air was fresh and cool after the humidity of Tel Aviv. We were walking around for about 4 hours by then with only a few short stops for refreshments -- mint tea and date juice -- and we were getting hungry. On the way out of Jerusalem we stopped in Ein Kerem and had kebab, tehina, humous and koubah (with mince meat and pine nuts -- delicious). And that was the end of a very nice day.
There is a lot to see and do in Jerusalem and we plan to come back and spend two or three days there at the
I always wanted to travel and spent a few years backpacking around Europe and Asia working on the way but then for many years, apart from family holidays in Europe, I didn't really do any travelling -- now the time has come to hit the road again -- not quite -- money not as plentiful as would have liked but still ... once or twice a year, barring world wars, ecological disasters and the end of the world as we know it, I will be adding to this travel blog with at least my annual holiday, and from time to time, something a little more ambitious. ... full info