I AM Hot ! No Feet Left ! I Just Love Jerusalem !

At the end of day 2, Sabron Rabian (that’s me !) has been on a tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem today. It started off well when the Bien Harim tour bus turned up at 8am to collect me. I was driven down the Mount of Olives village where there was a riot the night before.Β  The bus collected more people from hotels on the way and about six buses met at a meeting point, shuffled the guests and off we went on our own tours. An hour or so after I was picked up, my group started our tour 10 yards from my hotel !! Oh boy ! This is going to be a good day ! Our tour guide Yoav Malachi was brilliant, he remembered our nationalities rather than names. I was Spain and a bit of a problem for him.Β 

I have to keep this short as I’m hot and sweaty. I have to be awake at 0430am tomorrow as I am off to Haifa and Acre. So a shower and recharge my camera will happen as soon as I set up this slideshow. There are over 30 photos, so you can press Like now you two !!


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The Palestinian guide took us to an olive tree wood carving shop. Palestinians and Christians working together in harmony. I bought nothing, but they gave me a lemon drink and while we were sitting on the kerb in the street waiting for the bus, the tea boy came out and gave me a coffee. How kind !!


So far I have met many nationalities here and once you get to know them they are great people. As I said, more hugs and kisses are needed here in Israel and Palestine. All it needs is the will !!


Will someone put me to bed please !!


Ralph xox ❀


61 Comments on “I AM Hot ! No Feet Left ! I Just Love Jerusalem !

  1. I took the hard way and saw them all… πŸ˜€
    Really great work my friend and now go to bed… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  2. Great pictures Ralph! I hope your prayer works too. πŸ˜‰


  3. HOW FUN, RALPH!! Looks like you’re having a great old time! Thanks for putting the pictures up as I’ll probably never make it over there. Lovely, lovely, lovely.


    • You are really sweet Loving. I am having a great time πŸ˜€ ❀


    • Hi Annie. I enjoyed the tours and the posting on my blog πŸ˜€ ❀


  4. Luv, I say, luv, you’re doing a lot in that heat! You look very dashing with that cowboy type hat, specially designed t-shirt a-a-a-and, you’re one of the few people in the world who can wear a bum bag and not look totally goofy!!!! You gave 50 euro to a beggar, that’s pretty special. Maybe that will help in bringing your prayer to reality.

    Thanks for taking the time to keep your many followers (The Life of Ralph) informed. Baci galore from me, and the cat and her son. xxxx


    • I love to read your comments Yvonne. It’s a shame I don’t have time to reply as I usually do. I’m late for spilling another cup of coffee on my trousers. πŸ˜€ ❀


      • Um, do you mean you’re going to throw some more coffee on some more trousers, to gain attention from the South African ladies! If so, well played, lad, well played! xxxx ❀


  5. Great photos tour of the place Ralph. I am surprised you need help getting to bed with all seeing the places all day long.


    • I know. I was overtired and a riot down the road didn’t help. Fancy them rioting over me staying here ? πŸ˜€


  6. Hats off to you, Ralph, for long distance blogging….feels like we are there with you. Hope you got a good sleep ready for the next day’s adventures x


    • Thanks Wendy. Once I’ve replied to these comments I’ll try to sleep…….oh, no ! The mosque call to prayer at full volume πŸ˜‰ ❀


  7. Stunning pictures! What an adventure you have so far. Enjoy the rest of the visit and have a good rest in between! Looking forward to read your next post πŸ™‚


    • Photos ? Ah, that is quite a compliment from you Indah my friend. Did you win with your photo entry…….that’s what we all want to know ? ❀


      • πŸ™‚ truly…oh..unfortunately my photo was not selected by the judges as the top 15 finalists 😦 well, I have to try again next year and I was already happy in getting to the Top 200 already πŸ˜‰ Thank you Ralph for remembering this.. Hope you have fantastic time there and keep us posted with inspiring travel photos!!


      • Wow ! The top 200 is an honour and you must be very proud of yourself. πŸ˜€ ❀


  8. This is like having our very own virtual tour of Jerusalem – brilliant pics and running commentary, Ralph – much enjoyed. Thank you xxxxx


    • You are very welcome my friend. I enjoyed both the tours and the post drafting. Could do with a nice cold draft now !! πŸ˜‰ ❀


  9. What a fantastic experience for you Ralph! Enjoy the remainder of your time there.


    • It is fantastic LuAnn. Worth anyone coming here for the experience……and the heat and the lack of sleep and worn out feet. lol πŸ˜€ ❀


  10. More hugs and kisses, yes indeed. Thank you for sharing all the fabulous photos. LOVED them. Here’s some hugs and kisses for you, dear man. xoxoxoxox. ❀


    • Oooh ! I love your hugs and kisses Elizabeth. Keep them coming !! xoxox ❀


  11. Hola Spain! πŸ˜‰
    Hope your prayer is fulfilled.
    Love that you are wearing your WP shirt!
    The lady behind you on the photo where you are touching something in a church looks a bit creepy. Look at her eyes…Eek!
    Anywho – hope you got a good rest & slept well.
    Keep enjoying your trip.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


    • Another entertaining post. Keep spreading the hugs and kisses.


    • #RoSy
      Yes. She does glow a bit. Must be a new eye freshener πŸ˜‰ Thank you my friend, my trip is fun. πŸ˜€ ❀


  12. What a beautiful opportunity – a little wary at all? Considering the current climate in that region?

    The photographs are wonderful, and provide me that inkling of yes.. I think I might like to visit…

    My favorite was you having a chat with the sheep thrown over the shoulder.. lol #Chuckles

    What an adventure!

    Miss Lou


    • Hi Miss Lou πŸ˜€ Welcome to Bluefish Way from it’s roving reporter Sabron Rabian or Ralph πŸ˜€ Your comment is brilliant. Love it !! I hope you can make it here one day. It’s worth it !! Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


      • Thanks very much for the very warm welcome. I have actually been following your blog for some time though rarely get the time to write in my own let alone go back and check out all the posts that piqued my interest that let to me following in the first place!

        Great pictures, hope to find the time to get and check through some more of your posts on a more regular basis πŸ™‚



      • You are really sweet Miss Lou. I do hope to be able to visit your blog when I return home. I have collected 263 new posts while here on holiday, so it may be a while before I arrive at your blog 😦 Big hug. Ralph ❀


  13. Ralph, my Javascript does not work to view your pictures! Sorry. Thank-you for your post and time.

    I wonder what the riot was about? Did you hear about the 3 Israeli boys kidnapped and recently found (Sorry to say, passed away)? I read there are rockets being fired from Gaza currently into southern Israel… and Israel is bombing Gaza… I’m confused about this conflict. Hugs & kisses… yes.

    I’m glad your day had been great! Tea and coffee… and friendliness. A place i’d like to visit one day too.

    Goodnight ~ Morning,


    • Hi Tara πŸ˜€
      Oh no !! So sorry that you haven’t seen the slideshows. Well ! There is me and this hat…….. πŸ˜‰
      I’ve toured a lot of Israel and a small part of the West Bank. Everyone is so friendly and other than the local riot I have not seen or had any similar problem elsewhere.
      Hugs, kisses, a cup of coffee/tea and a siesta for you my friend. xoxo ❀


  14. Gorgeous photos! Love the WP tshirt advert while you’re standing beside the guy with the sheep on his shoulder, lol. ❀


    • Hi Debby πŸ˜€ I am so pleased that you enjoyed the post. The shepherd was such a chatterbox πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


  15. This is a very amazing trip and I love your contribution on the photo explaining all, you’re a naughty boy Ralph (sometime and so fun !), It must be very tiring but everything is it worth there ! Enjoy and try also maybe to relax whenever you can, a big hug, SΓ©rach πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !


  16. Can’t believe I missed so many posts! You slipped off my email, somehow. Well, you’re back on it now, and I’m almost caught up. xox ❀


    • Hello again my friend πŸ˜€ I am just about catching up with your comments.lol. !! Glad you’ve caught up as I need a holiday from answering your comments πŸ˜€ It’s great to talk to you though. Ralph xox ❀


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