I slept in today, I finally got out of bed around 11 am. My plan was to book trips to Petra, Jordan and Cairo & the Pyramids in Egypt, get lunch and go to the free Sandeman's walking tour at 2pm. I booked my trips to Petra, Cairo and they Pyramids, took awhile to get everything process, then I left the hostel to begin my second day in Jerusalem.
My first stop was food, I missed the free hostel breakfast this morning. I got a falafel pita, I have decided I prefer the laffa bread to pita bread for falafel, but my lunch was still good and filling. I ate my falafel while walking to Jerusalem's old city for the free Sandeman's walking tour. I knew the tour would be a repeat of many things I saw yesterday, but I thought it would be worthwhile for the added perspective of a tour guide familiar with the area.
Our tour started out at Jaffa Gate in the old city, we walked through the gate, past the Tower of David and into the city's Armenian quarter. The tour took us through all four quarters of Jerusalem's old city, the Armenian, Jewish, Arab and Christian quarters. Our tour guide gave us background information on all the quarters, I do not remember all that he told us, so I will not try to recount it here.
|Lynnae in front of Mural in Jerusalem's Old City|
|Lynnae & Kind David Statue Mt. Zion|
|Lynnae at Kind David's Tomb|
|Place Believed to be Last Supper Site on Mt. Zion|
I had seen an entrance to the Western Wall on my walk through the Arab Quarter. When the second place I attempted to exit was closed, I decided to take the Western Wall route, I am familiar with exiting Jerusalem's Old City through the Jewish Quarter. I went through the security check to the Western Wall, there were many Orthodox Jewish men at the wall today, the Israeli Defense Forces were also chanting and jumping down in an area near the wall. I took a few pictures and kept moving.
|Israel Defense Forces near the Wailing Wall|
Day 2 in Jerusalem Photo Album