"We began our tour in..." Israel Favorite Tip by lois_lane

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Favorite thing: We began our tour in Jerusalem. What an amazing city! Unfortunately we arrived from Jordan at the wrong time, and hit the friday afternoon stations of the cross. This is when we learned about Israeli manners, there aren't any. We tried to stick to the walls so as not to be in the way of the masses of little old ladies going by, by they just reached out and shoved us (amazing stregnth), backpacks and all, out of their way. Small children were grabbing on to our packs throwing us off balance, and we were trapped in the midst of the crowd. We saw an open courtyard and started to head for it through the crowd, but my friend Jill (canadian that she is) couldn't bring herself to push a little bit to get by. Finally when she had had enough of the shoving from little old ladies, she managed to make herself squeeze through the crowd.

That was our first experience with Jerusalem. Alive, moving, busy, and kind of like a steam roller...

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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