Israel Solo – Day 6 – Chillaxin in Talpiyot
Today would be a great day to take in Talpiyot, Jerusalem. It is an area South of the Old City , but just North of Bethlehem. I decided after such a big day yesterday that I’d take a day to just….be. “Be”ing for me is rest, reflect and prayer / thanking.
Was able to take care of my laundry this morning. The AirBnB where I am staying let me use their washer and clothesline outside. Sure will be nice having everything clean, again. Everyone one must have been in the same frame of mind, considering I saw laundry on many of the balconies this morning.
Walk. Smell. Breath. Pray.
Enjoyed a stroll of the neighborhood. Met people on the sidewalks. Wandered through small street markets and spied out local restaurants. Great day to spend with the Holy Spirit. Love greeting people on the sidewalk – “Shalom”.
Doors, doors and more doors
Double door whimsy. This cream color double door set in Jerusalem stone made me pause. It’s unique feminine hand bending to knock left me smiling and wondering….
One of the Most Peaceful Places
Found a beautiful park with great trails; Sherover Promenade. The trails go all the way back to the city about a mile or so walk. The park had a great view of the city. Olive trees were everywhere with amazing scents of rosemary, lavender and sage. The green & brown was sprinkled with blooms from roses, anemones and many others. I just may have located one of the largest unofficial tour bus parking lots, too. Ha, ha!
You heard me, who knew that you could go to a local drug store (Walgreen’s / CVS type) and just buy contacts? It certainly wasn’t me, or I would have tried to remember my exact prescription. I can’t get over that you can just go in and buy them. This will definitely be something that I will be looking into before I go back in September. The prices weren’t that bad either. Current exchange rate as of today (2/17/19) is $3.62.
Take Away’s for the Day
A couple of things that really stuck with me and left an impression:
Just how many people have Israel flags on their homes???
Just how many people hang their laundry out to dry???
Just how much can one city smell like a bottle of essential oil??? When you walk the city neighborhoods the smell of rosemary is always around, because it grows along all the sidewalks (at least along Hevron Road) as a hedge.
Beautiful living in the city.
Staying in Shape
It is so easy to get wrapped up in the sights, sounds & smells that you can easily let the day fade into evening before you realize you’ve walked another 7 plus mile day.
Better hit the hay a little early, going to start early tomorrow, at the Temple Mount!
Loving leaning in & living in a Rhapsodyville state of mind,
Here are the links for the first 5 days of my solo tour in Israel Spring 2018:
11 thoughts on “Who wants to go? Walking Talpiyot, Jerusalem, Israel Day 6”
What an amazing trip! Jerusalem is definitely on my bucket list.
Don’t wait we never know when our bucket’ll get dumped or too full?! We are going in Sept. if you want a group to hook up with.
I would love to visit here one day. So much wonderful history and to make the scriptures come alive.
More than you can possibly imagine. My only advice is gone sooner rather than later. Because it will change the scripture in your heart for ever!
Wow, how beautiful! I love traveling to other countries, but never thought about traveling to Jerusalem before. You may have just added another location to my bucket list! Just walking through the local areas and taking in the sights and culture is my favorite. Its funny too, when I was in South Korea lately, they also had stores that you could just walk into and buy contacts on the spot! Apparently with licensed optometrists to help you out! Its funny what different countries regulate.
I hope you do go to Israel. The whole country is amazing. It’s a shame that the US makes it so difficult to purchase prescriptions of all forms.
Planning to visit Israel & this is great! I heard there’s a lot of walking. Pics are great& nice to know a CVS & Walmart are around ?
We have a group going in September if you are interested.
This looks like such a lovely place. I love that the rosemary grows on the sidewalk!! Great photos and it makes me want to go there 🙂
Thank you. It is so nice & fragrant! You should make it a must!