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Day 19

Jerusalem

sunny 29 °C

I love travelling, but hate the end of trips and the long flight home...

This morning I woke early and went down to farewell my fellow pilgrims who were flying out late morning to Toronto.

They were not expecting to see me as I had said farewell last night, and so I received a rowdy welcome in the dining hall.

I had a final wander around the market and a long black in the Christian Quarter. The tension between different groups in Jerusalem is palpable.

Back to the hotel to search for a steak restaurant. Having found one 5 minutes away, I headed out at 12:00 pm, to find that they were not ready for lunch until 12:45 pm. Too late for me. Potato chips, a cup of tea and a chocolate bar had to do for lunch.

No photos today.

Much of the food has been too challenging for me to eat and so I have lived on salad for the last two weeks.

The Olive Tree Hotel in Jerusalem is excellent. They gave me a late checkout of 2 pm and I then sat in the hotel bar, reading and watching Netflix. A cab collected me at 6 pm.

Now at Ben Gurion Airport, I have had lamb chops and fries and what I thought was going to be a glass of wine, which turned into a 1/2 bottle of wine.

El Al could not check my bag through to Melbourne so when I get to Hong Kong I will need to collect my luggage, clear customs and check in for my flight home. A little annoying...however, a first world problem.

I plan to write one more entry and so, until then...

Posted by Cruicksie 10:18 Archived in Israel

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