Day 9 of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

We went back to Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the morning. It was too crowded the other day. Rock of Calvary where Jesus was crucified. I think this is still inside Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of Saint Lazarus Lazarus was Jesus’ friend. Actually, I am confused about the relationships of some … Continue reading Day 9 of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

Day 8 of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

This morning, we went back to the Western Wall. We saw a huge crowd this time and were told that they were having the rite of passage ceremony. This scene was so different from what we saw the other day. After that, we recached Temple Mount. Dome of the Rock at Temple Mount. There are … Continue reading Day 8 of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

Day 7 Of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

Most of our luggage became very heavy after shopping for souvenirs last night. But who cared? We didn’t need to carry them around as we continued our pilgrimage. 😛 (and actually, mine didn’t gain much weight. I have a feeling that I have that ‘stingy backpacker’s look’.  Even the vendors don’t usually target me. 😅) … Continue reading Day 7 Of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

Day 6 Of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

What a big difference! After touring around with the young and inexperienced guide in Jordan, our group felt so happy to be back to Israel with our mature and experienced guide who knew the Bible well. He could quote so many stories from the Bible when we arrived at different sites. Even the priest was … Continue reading Day 6 Of Our Pilgrimage In Israel

Petra! Day 5 Of Our Pilgrimage

We were going to Petra today. 😊 I had been waiting for this for so long! Yeah! Indiana Jones! Apart from that, I was very excited because I’d see my friend’s mother soon. View from our room Balcony of our room. My roommate also brought a rope for hanging clothes and socks. I had never … Continue reading Petra! Day 5 Of Our Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 4

Even though we didn’t stay in the 5-star grand hotel that we went in by mistake yesterday (thanks to our guide), we stayed in a pretty nice hotel nearby. Our room had a balcony. When we went out to our balcony, we could say hi to our neighbours staying in the rooms next to ours. … Continue reading Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 4

Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 3

Today, our bus took us to Jordan. Our Palestinian tour guide left us for now because he couldn’t cross the border but we’d see him again after this short trip. I was quite excited about this trip. Not only because we would go to Petra where Indiana Jones was filmed but also because one of … Continue reading Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 3

Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 2

Our pilgrimage continued so did the tight schedule.    Early in the morning (it was really early), we went to the Church of Primacy of St. Peter Mensa Christi and had our mass there. Mensa in Latin means ‘table’.  It is recorded in John 21 in the Bible that Jesus appeared on the shore of … Continue reading Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan Day 2

Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan

Happy 2021! Wish you all a very happy and safe year ahead, and most importantly, a healthy life. Last year was a great year for all of us to take a new perspective on life and to figure out our priorities in life. This year, it’ll be time for us to take actions and contribute … Continue reading Pilgrimage To Israel, Palestine And Jordan

The Freezing Cold Hotel – The Ice Hotel

After our sumptuous reindeer meat dinner yesterday, my friends and I packed all our bags and got ready to leave. But before that, we needed to check out our last item in our itinerary which was… The Ice Hotel! 😊 We had never thought of staying there overnight because It was too expensive for us … Continue reading The Freezing Cold Hotel – The Ice Hotel