After a very restful sleep, we got up today to hit the sites. Our location at the Victoria Hotel truly is advantageous as we are within walking distance of so many points of interest.

We set out for the Mount of Olives. Walking through Herod’s Gate into the Old City, we were accosted by a mass of humanity. The walking paths were crammed with people and vendors. Many had not started selling their wares. For those that were open, everything seemed available–CDs, fruits and vegetables, breads, candies, pastries, clothing, toys. It was all there. Continue reading