Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives

How We Came To Visit Jerusalem and The Mount of OlivesLooking Across The Kidron Valley At The Tour Buses On The Mount of OlivesAs it’s the epicentre for the world’s main religions, Jonathan and I have both always wanted to visit Jerusalem. However, we were somewhat hesitant to visit because we believe that spending travel dollars is, in a way, like voting and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us conflicted. We wanted to see Jerusalem, but we didn’t want our dollars being mixed into an ugly situation. Then we got the opportunity to, instead of doing the normal touristy things, to do a house sit in East Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives we couldn’t resist. Cat cuddles summoned us!Jonathan and I aren’t religious but are fascinated by religion. Almost every trip we do will find us in a church, temple, or mosque somewhere.As our housesit near the top of the Mount of Olives, we would take this route down to the Old City of Jerusalem. Without stopping, it’s only…

This is only a snippet of a Retirement Travel Article written by Words by Sarah Wilson – Photos by Jonathan Look Jr.

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