Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Muslim Quarter and the Western Wall (for a lack of a more creative name)

Wow.  Today was pretty cool.  A group of us explored the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.  Given that is the Jewish holy day, the rest of the city was quiet and relaxed.  The Muslim Quarter, however, was super busy … Continue reading

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Sewers + Caves + Last Supper = ?

Quick post for now. Today we went on a tour of the ancient city.  Not the famous Old City, but the less-known ancient city.  I went and examined current archeological dig sites where David’s palace is thought to be.  Interestingly, … Continue reading

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Shuq Shuq

*Trying a new layout of putting the pictures first rather than the text* A group of us went to the main shuq (outdoor market typical in the Middle East) in East Jerusalem today.  This is exactly what I thought of, … Continue reading

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First day in the lion’s den

Not much time, but a quick rundown of the pictures and some basic thoughts.  Jerusalem…wow.  I always thought of Jerusalem as some ugly city serving a backdrop for Wolf Blitzer or Brian Williams or Barbara Walters when they came to … Continue reading

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Yeah, I’m friends with…

…Ben Gurion.  After being excited for over a year, it was very surreal to finally be in the Holy Land. Everything at the airport went smoothly.  I am starting to realize that a lot of what Westerners think of Israel … Continue reading

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Up in the Air, not feat. George Clooney

Over 24 hours of traveling.  I have to say, I am not impressed with the airline industry.  I took 3 flights to get me from Tampa to Tel Aviv, and every single one was late.  Every one.  The last one … Continue reading

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The calm before the storm

A slow and heavy rain has replaced the warm weather of yesterday. As the last full day in the US, Florida has really dropped the ball. Oh well. Flying to Miami tomorrow afternoon, and then to Rome and Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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