Saturday, March 07, 2009

West Bank

Holly and I made our way into the West Bank (not too difficult with foreign passports - tougher for some locals as the guy going before us got rejected) in order to see Bethlehem. Unfortunately it seems like every famous site has been turned into a church/synagogue/mosque so our visiting is basically comprised of going from one building to another. Although just walking (as we have done a lot of) gives us great views of the hilly countryside around. I was surprised at how basic the churches around nativity square were. In the afternoon we made our way back to Jerusalem in order to visit Hezekiah's tunnel. This was a really fun experience... (The tunnel was built to supply the city with water). I am not sure how long the tunnel was, but it took close to a half hour to make our way through (and the water was cold).
(Photos: The wall separating Israel and Palistine, Holly in Hezekiah's tunnel)

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