Perjalanan ke Palestina yang Mencerahkan

Perjalanan saya ke Palestina, khususnya ke Masjidil Aqsa di Jerusalem kemarin betul-betul berkesan. Bukan hanya berkesan, namun juga memberikan banyak pelajaran. Pelajaran mengenai negara yang penuh kontroversi ini, dan kehidupan di dalamnya. Sebelumnya, banyak miskonsepsi yang saya miliki mengenai Palestina, Israel, Jerusalem dan Al Aqsa, tempat tujuan utama kam. Alhamdulillah, berkat pengalaman saya langsung mengunjungi,…

Last Tour Spots before Going Home

On our last day of the tour, we visited couple of tourist spots. Before exiting Israeli border we visited Mount of Temptation at Jerico, and then continue our travel to Dead Sea in Jordan territory. After which, we visited Ashabul Kahfi, a story about 7 sleepers at the cave, which was featured in Al Quran….

Usual Sights in Jerusalem

Usual sight at Jerusalem: Israeli Police squads are everywhere, in every corner of the city, carrying heavy, automatic guns. Took this photo discreetly from the hip. Too scared to ask them for a pose! Haha! 😅

Jerusalem Market Day

While for Jews, Saturday is ‘Sabbatical Day’, when they do nothing than to stay at home and contemplate, for the moslems in Jerusalem, the day is known as ‘market day’. They have a so-called ‘Grand Bazaar’ at the old town, in Damascus Gate. I and Elok checked it out, and while there are not much…

Jerusalem from Mount of Olives

We took group photo at Mount of Olives, the perfect spot to capture Jerusalem city scape from above. As you can see behind us, the Masjidil Aqso complex with Dome of the Rock and Black Dome stand out in the middle of white-ish buildings spread across the city.