Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, and Old City

Monday we made our 3rd trek up to Jerusalem.  Thankfully, we were able to navigate by ourselves, using Waze app.  It is THE app to use while in Israel.  We made it to the top of Mt. of Olives, took some photos, drove down to Gethsemane, and then back to the Old City thru Jaffa Gate.  The first picture is the first thing we saw when we reached the top.  Then, view from the mount, Gethsemane, and the church there

Monday we made our 3rd trek up to Jerusalem.  Thankfully, we were able to navigate by ourselves, using Waze app.  It is THE app to use while in Israel.  We made it to the top of Mt. of Olives, took some photos, drove down to Gethsemane, and then back to the Old City thru Jaffa Gate.

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Jewish Quarter

 

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Glida (Hebrew for ice cream)–hmm, what kind do I want?  Our friend a the guest house, Rory, now calls me Glida, because that’s one of the things I alway look for.

 

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Below is the Via DoloRosa

 

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Neal wanted to walk thru the Arab Quarter to see the Damascus Gate.  I was a little nervous about that since some of it was sparsely populated or empty hallways, not sure where they would lead, but we made it going out to the gate & back in down the road thru another part of the Arab quarter into the Jewish quarter and out Jaffa Gate.

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I’m amazed at how many shepherds we see out on the hills with their sheep or goats.  This guy even smiled at me & waved when I took his picture.  I’m always on the lookout for donkeys & carts, which we see every time we go somewhere, but Neal doesn’t slow down & it’s hard to get a picture.  We do see some unusual things, like butchering sheep & goats on the porch of an Arab business as we drive thru the village on our way out of the Shomron.

 

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