The centre of religions

Because of us having breakfast at 7:30 we had to get up early. After breakfast we drove by public bus to Jerusalem, where we first went to the western wall, there we saw a jewish festivity. Afterwards we went to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on top of the Temple Mount. There we were told, that not only the buildings are mosques, but the whole Mountain is holy and all of the small openair buildings are mosques. The next stationon that day, was also the second station on Jesus´ way to his crucifixtion, so the Church of the Condemnation, here Jesus first picked up the cross an put it on his own shoulders. After that we followed the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the church are many relics of different christan groups, because of the different groups arguing over responsibilities, they gave the key to a muslim family, which has kept it for generations. After lunch we had free time to go through Jerusalem by ourselfs. In the late afternoon everyone went to his or her guest family. There we spent the night. Some experiences we want to share from that are: a beautiful views of Beit Jala or Jerusalem from rooftops, good food and playing fun games.

Vincent and Louis