Today we started off with a wonderful breakfast at the hotel. Then, on our first adventure of the morning, we walked along the outer wall of the old city of Jerusalem. After lots of walking and pictures we reached the Western Wall. We were led by guides through underground arches and tunnels excavated near the wall and and we were able to learn the history and spiritual importance as we touched the ancient stone. Once the tour was finished, we split up in order to put our notes in the wall. Then, so we could see the wall together as a community we congregated at a different section of the wall. Although amazing, the day’s excursion was already quite exhausting so the group stopped for a quick lunch of sandwiches and muffins. Next we walked to the market place and everyone walked around exploring the stalls. Then we continued walking through the different quarters of the city. We encountered a mix of different smells, goods, foods, and religions. As soon as this was over we went back to the hotel for a well deserved dinner and some trip bonding. ‘Twas a good day in the land of milk and honey!  
"O'er the ramparts we walked"

“O’er the ramparts we walked”

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