As we approached Jerusalem our taxi driver asked us if we needed to go to the east side of the city. He was not willing to drive to that area because of the outbreaks of terror going on. That was a first for us. He kindly told us he would get another driver to take us there if we wanted to go to that side of town. We assured him we were going to west Jerusalem. As we walked around today we have seen lots of police and soldiers patrolling the area.
We spent the day walking, buying and people watching. While we were walking on Ben Yehuda Street we passed a large group of young men dancing, waving flags and singing patriotic songs to help build the morale of stressed Israelis.
As I mentioned earlier we enjoyed our time in the shuk. It's hard to call a halt to the buying when all the food looks so good. Our first stop was to get freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. We came back to the apartment with our arms stretched, loaded with bags of food.
We have worked hard to keep our eyes open all day and not give in to afternoon naps. Hopefully the jet lag will be over soon and we will be sleeping through the night. We look forward to tomorrow and another day in Jerusalem!