Round the World, Travel


November 22, 2010

I arrived in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon just before the Sabbath.  If security was tight in Tel Aviv, it is even more so here.  I took the 480 bus from TA to Jerusalem, waiting in the long queue as several buses filled up before I got on.  Apparently, only a few weeks ago there was no snaking queue to get on the bus.  Just a free-for-all of people pushing their way on.  I think I’d have walked before dealing with that!  I arrived at the apartment I rented and I must say that while I’ve enjoyed renting apartments along the way, this one is by far the nicest.  It’s like a little cave with all the stone and thick archways.  It’s small, but so cozy.

I went to a market to get a few things before sundown and stayed in the apartment Friday night.  The streets were quickly growing quiet in the area as much of the city shuts down. I have to say, there is a bit of envy about the weekly ritual of the sabbath.  That people set aside everything, the stress of daily living, and join together with family is really a beautiful tradition (song cue?).  

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  • Reply owen November 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Where's Topol when you need him?

  • Reply Michael November 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    If I were a rich man.

  • Reply Sue November 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I love it!

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