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|introduction=Jerusalem is the capital of most of the monotheist religions, as well as of [[Israel]]. The main area where all the tourists are going is the old town, surrounded by big wall. It's a very nice place to see, to get lost in the small street, see crazy historical places, but one can get very fast annoyed by the tourists and the religious fanatics. A good idea to be in peace could be to climb one of the roof to see the city from high, try random stairwells until it works.
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The main area where all the tourists are going is the old town, surrounded by big medieval wall. It's a very nice place to see, to get lost in the small street, see crazy historical places, but one can get very fast annoyed by the tourists and the religious fanatics. A good idea to be in peace could be to climb one of the roof to see the city from high, try random stairwells until it works.
  
 
One of the main attraction is the mount temple, it's the second holiest places for Muslims (after Mecca). It's a big temple on a big square with trees, some years ago the kingdom of Jordan offered gold to cover the temple, it's very beautiful. The problem is that it's forbidden for none Muslims during the prayers hours, and only the entrance from the Western wall is allowed for non tourists.
 
One of the main attraction is the mount temple, it's the second holiest places for Muslims (after Mecca). It's a big temple on a big square with trees, some years ago the kingdom of Jordan offered gold to cover the temple, it's very beautiful. The problem is that it's forbidden for none Muslims during the prayers hours, and only the entrance from the Western wall is allowed for non tourists.
 
  
 
If you get tired of the old city there are many different things to do, like going to the Arabic side and eat a cheap falafel. You can also go to the Yehuda Market, during day time it's nice a colourful market, and at night time many bars open and young people come to play music. You can also have a walk in the Nachlaot neighbourhood just next to it, where it's nice to get lost in small streets.
 
If you get tired of the old city there are many different things to do, like going to the Arabic side and eat a cheap falafel. You can also go to the Yehuda Market, during day time it's nice a colourful market, and at night time many bars open and young people come to play music. You can also have a walk in the Nachlaot neighbourhood just next to it, where it's nice to get lost in small streets.
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[[Hitchhiking]] inside the city is possible to some extent. Try it it's really cool when it works. The orthodox Jews are doing it all the time.
 
[[Hitchhiking]] inside the city is possible to some extent. Try it it's really cool when it works. The orthodox Jews are doing it all the time.
 
 
|accommodation=[Hospitality exchange] should work.
 
|accommodation=[Hospitality exchange] should work.
  

Revision as of 10:03, 17 September 2015

In country::Israel

Jerusalem is the capital of most of the monotheist religions, as well as of Israel.

The main area where all the tourists are going is the old town, surrounded by big medieval wall. It's a very nice place to see, to get lost in the small street, see crazy historical places, but one can get very fast annoyed by the tourists and the religious fanatics. A good idea to be in peace could be to climb one of the roof to see the city from high, try random stairwells until it works.

One of the main attraction is the mount temple, it's the second holiest places for Muslims (after Mecca). It's a big temple on a big square with trees, some years ago the kingdom of Jordan offered gold to cover the temple, it's very beautiful. The problem is that it's forbidden for none Muslims during the prayers hours, and only the entrance from the Western wall is allowed for non tourists.

If you get tired of the old city there are many different things to do, like going to the Arabic side and eat a cheap falafel. You can also go to the Yehuda Market, during day time it's nice a colourful market, and at night time many bars open and young people come to play music. You can also have a walk in the Nachlaot neighbourhood just next to it, where it's nice to get lost in small streets.

Jerusalem is young and lively city, try to checkout events, concerts, festivals ...

Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

There are different systems. There is one line of tramway that goes through the cities, it links for example the old city and the Yehuda market. It is also quite convenient to go hitchhiking outside of the city. It is possible to blackride, there are two techniques. Technique one is to buy a ticket and since the machine to punch the tickets is inside, you can punch it only if you see a controller coming and nothing can happen. The second technique is the old school one, just check out at every stops that there is no controllers (easy to spot), if there is one fly out of the tramway.


Hitchhiking inside the city is possible to some extent. Try it it's really cool when it works. The orthodox Jews are doing it all the time.

Companies

{{#ask: Transport type::bus Connects city::Jerusalem|intro=* Bus: }} {{#ask: Transport type::train Connects city::Jerusalem|intro=* Train: }} {{#ask: Transport type::plane Connects city::Jerusalem|intro=* Airline: }} {{#ask: Transport type::ferry Connects city::Jerusalem|intro=* Ferry: }}

Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

[Hospitality exchange] should work.

You can wild camp in a corner of the big Gan Saker park, not far from the university. There are also some parks closer to the city center but there are some weird people sometimes, it might be better to avoid them.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome


Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Falafel can be had for as little as 10 shekels. In East Jerusalem even for 4 shekels, but it's smaller. At Damascus gate you can get decent size for 6 shekels.

The best is to go at the end of Yehuda Market you can get a lot of leftover stuff there, veggies and fruits. And the best day to go is of course of Friday evening before Sabbath.


Internet connectivity

Hackerspaces around Jerusalem.
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Busking

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Travel destinations

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