I’m On The Mount Of Olives, Jerusalem. I Made It !!

27 hours without sleep ! A long drive in Spain. 2 flights ! Six hours in Rome Airport where I was swamped by Japanese, then Chinese, then 20Β  Carabini….. whatever ……Italian police ran me over while dragging some man to an airplane, a breast feeding mum a foot from my nose, a mile plus walk from arrival gate through transit to the departure gate for Tel Aviv. I did wave to you Serach as we landed for my Rome experience.

All the formalities in Tel Aviv were easier than most airports. I had an Orthodox Jew fall asleep on me on the back seat of the shuttle bus to Jerusalem. The bus dumped me by a Palestinian taxi rank whose drivers were all in dawn prayers. A beautiful dawn in the back streets of Jerusalem.Β  So I’mΒ  here in the hotel resting today. Tomorrow I begin tours, goodness knows where to or what will happen tomorrow.

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Ralph xox ❀

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PS I may not be able to answer your lovely comments. Go ahead ! Wipe your feet ! ❀

79 Comments on “I’m On The Mount Of Olives, Jerusalem. I Made It !!

  1. Wonderful. The holiday begins. I heard there were demonstrations in Jerusalem, so guessed you must be there. πŸ˜‰

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    • It was a hectic journey Maria, but no real drama. Am resting now. Ralph xox ❀

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  2. wow! You made it. I can’t believe the time has flown by so fast since the day you mentioned you were going to make the trip out here. Enjoy. Hugs x

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  3. I am so glad to hear you dear Ralph, my best wishes for you, have a nice and enjoyable time in there, love, nia

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  4. Glad to hear you arrived safely, quite a bit of travelling you had to do…..have a wonderful time and looking forward to hearing all about your adventures there….

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    • Thanks Annie. I hope I don’t get mixed up in an Indiana Jones scenario πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  5. How exciting! I’m so happy for you!
    Best wishes to you for a wonderful adventure, dear Friend πŸ˜€
    Hugs and Love,
    Lyann

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    • Hi Lyann πŸ˜€ Although I was sad not to visit you and your family this year, I am pleased to have come to Jerusalem. I have now rested and spending the evening in reception blogging. Tomorrow I am off on a tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem…..hopefully. As it’s Ramadan, when they don’t eat between dawn and dusk, the tour didn’t turn up today for other guests. I hope the driver turns up tomorrow. I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. δΊ²ηˆ±ηš„ralpha,ζˆ‘δ»¬εΏ™εΎ—δΈε―εΌ€δΊ€,ε› δΈΊζˆ‘δ»¬εΎˆε–œζ¬’δ½ X
    Ps . glad yir there xxx

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    • δΊ²ηˆ±ηš„ηŽ©ε…·ε₯³ε­©γ€‚ζˆ‘δΉŸηˆ±δ½ 

      Why are you glad that I am here ? You can’t get rid of me that easily πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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  7. YAY! OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY!!! Have a FANTASTIC time and enjoy yourself. Big hugs to you, dear Ralph. Lottie XXXXXX

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    • YAY! OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY!!! I hope so. Hugs back. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Saw lots of wild cats here, but no tame ones like you Binky. Love to you and Grandma ❀

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    • Thanks SDHD πŸ˜€ It’s going very smoothly ……. hmm !! ❀

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  8. You looked great after 25 hours of no sleep. I hope you have time to slow down now and enjoy the new place there. Have even more fun!

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    • I am still not getting a lot of sleep. Maybe a siesta this afternoon ! πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you so much Beth. I’m enjoying the holiday so far ! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  9. Now that you are in Jerusalem – Anything goes! πŸ˜‰
    I look forward to hearing about your adventures when you get a chance.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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  10. So exciting! I’m so glad you were able to go. Get some rest so you can really enjoy yourself. And whatever happens in Jerusalem… oh wait… that’s Vegas. πŸ˜‰

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  11. OMG you crack me up! This is just the type of reporting I expect from you. You are hilarious! I’m so glad your video practice is paying off so we can see the sights with you! Look so forward to more! Stay cool and don’t get trampled on by a camel! ❀ πŸ™‚ xo

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    • There is a tourist camel outside the hotel Debby. I may have a ride and get some photos of Ralph Of Arabia !! ❀

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    • I agree !! Crammed is the right word. Alitalia should be renamed Sardine Can Airways πŸ˜‰ ❀

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    • How about this one who looked like the one who fell asleep on me ? You’ll like him !! πŸ˜‰

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      • You are welcome. If there is anything else I can help you with, you know where to find me πŸ˜€

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      • since you asked. i never see any pictures of trees…all the trees we planted in israel for birthdays and deaths…if you see any trees ,please tell me, if you remember…thank-you.

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      • Hi Errin πŸ˜€ If you Google Search “forests in Israel pictures” you will find lots of forests in Israel πŸ˜€

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      • I was told today by the tour guide that there is a special day in Israel where every Israeli has to plant a tree. Around and north of Jerusalem there are loads of trees which I have seen in the last couple of days. The West Bank is still pretty much desert. πŸ˜€

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      • You’re welcome ! Okay. So that’s the tree planting day πŸ˜€

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  12. Sounds like a miserable, but very interesting trip. Well worth it too, I bet. What a place to vacation! Wish I were there. Love you, my darlin’. Have a blast. ❀ πŸ˜€

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    • I am never miserable Elizabeth and the trip is worth it so far !! Don’t say “blast” here as I might leave with a “bang” !! Hugs. Ralph ❀

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  13. Ooh sweet Ralph you have waved to me, thanks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ! (Do you do it also on your way back ??? I wish you a fabulous time ther because it have to be so beautiful and take care, ok !! Kisses SΓ©rach ❀

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    • Hi Serach πŸ˜€ Yes, I did wave. I told the passengers sitting by me why I waved and they thought it was great !! Ralph xox ❀

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