The 1 cave where Jesus was born in: Bethlehem

The 1 cave where Jesus was born in: Bethlehem

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Expectation Jesus was born in Bethlehem, according to biblical references and Christians world over flock to this place for a visit. It is also revered by Jews as the “birthplace and home town of David, King of Israel, as well as the traditional site of Rachel’s Tomb (on the outskirts of the town)”. I overheard someone said Bethlehem is the center for Christianity, birthplace of Jesus AS. The tour guide told us we will be seeing the separation wall here. I was so pumped! Just when…

Site of Christianity: 3 places in Jericho to trace Jesus’ footsteps

Site of Christianity: 3 places in Jericho to trace Jesus’ footsteps

Expectation Next stop – site of Jesus’ life, according to biblical references. I expected cool weather – simply because there was never a warm day in my trip so far. This was the next stop in a full day tour of the West Bank. First stop was Ramallah and it was a bummer. So I didn’t expect much. The Journey It wasn’t a long bus ride from Ramallah but the views were superbly, remarkably, outstanding! Weather It was HOT! Temperatures could’ve been well over 30 degree Celsius at least. People There’s…

1 aspect of Palestinian life I missed in Ramallah: Food

1 aspect of Palestinian life I missed in Ramallah: Food

Expectation I had no idea what this place was going to be like. I went to Ramallah as part of a one day tour to the West Bank from Jerusalem. The tour was organised by the hostel, which was convenient. Since it was a tour, I expected to know about it via the tour guide. The Journey At the hostel lobby Immediately after coming back from Fajr prayer at Al Aqsa, I showered and prepared for the day’s events. I slept well the night before but my right feet was sore from…

Centre of 3 religions in the holy land: Jerusalem

Centre of 3 religions in the holy land: Jerusalem

Expectation Jerusalem. Holy Land. Period! I couldn’t wait to get out of Tel Aviv! – No boss, no more work – Get out of boredom – Al Aqsa “There’s a strange aura in Jerusalem. You can feel it when you’re reaching the city,” said my boss. Jerusalem, the center of the Abrahamic religions – rich in history that Jews, Christians and Muslims are proud of. I get giddy reading about Jerusalem, I LOVE THIS CITY! History buffs should feel me! I expected colder temperatures, soldiers armed with rifles walking up…