Farewell and shalom!

Today is our last day in Jerusalem. We’re off back home tomorrow. It’s been a good time and we kipped the Dead Sea trip in favour of a spa massage. This was a fantastic idea. But then spa treatments are always good.

A few last dashes around for shopping and we had the rest of the time to just amble about. So we decided to walk around the Old City. By walk around, I mean *WALK AROUND*. All the way past New Gate, Damascus Gate, Golden Gate around below Dome of the Rock with the purpose of viewing the Mount of Olives as the sun was setting on it. Top tip for Jerusalem travellers: DO THIS – it’s great. The view across the valley over Garden of Gethsemane, Church of Mary Magdalene (it’s Russian, so has onion domes. In gold!).

The sunset was great, the walk was good and we were looking of over the City of David when the call to prayer rang out from the mosques around the valley. It was pretty surreal and a moment we won’t forget in a hurry. If ever.

We made it back for a last slap-up binge in town with a walk THROUGH the Old City. We’ve had a lot of fun.


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