Within the walls of the Old Jerusalem there are sites of the world’s most significant religious sites, all split into quarters: Muslim, Armenian, Jewish and Christian. All with layers upon layer of history just waiting to be uncovered, touched and experienced in full and total immersion. They say that a trip to Jerusalem changes you. Well, that was according to my boyfriend. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of the earth and of heaven”. So you can just imagine my excitement when we finally made the 3-hour drive from Shlomi to Jerusalem.
I was delighted to finally be visiting the city after dreaming about it for so long. To be taking the route that Christ took carrying the cross on his shoulders before crucifixion. Now, I don’t think you have to be religious to understand just what an important city Jerusalem is. Its a place of intense sanctity for Jews, Muslims and Christians. Considering how significant this place for many religions it is a real shame that we can’t all peacefully enjoy or benefit equally from it without many of the conflicts that have spewed here.
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A weekend in Jerusalem. 48 hours in Jerusalem.