Israel and Palestine were complex places with a lot to unpack. We’ve only begun to do so here!
In the meantime, here is a map of the places we visited. If you are considering visiting any of these and have questions, feel free to message us!
People actually live in the old city of Jerusalem, surrounded by temples and churches and mosques and touristy bazaars. Later
Old Jerusalem is an ancient, fragrant, complex, dusty, emotionally-, politically-, and religiously-charged space.
We were fortunate to be able to visit 2 major religious sites in Old Jerusalem: The Western Wall and the
We always had the vision of the Jordan River as a wide, formidable, ageless, and important-looking. It's not.
We walked out of the hot, bright Israeli sun and were immediately surrounded by darkness
We negotiated our way into the heart of Palestine by taxi using sign language, nods, smiles, cash, and the help
The Dead Sea is simultaneously harsh, desolate, and devastatingly beautiful.
One of the craziest things about Israel is recognizing names and places from the bible ALL THE TIME.