Jerusalem Post Office
There’s a lot of good in Jerusalem, but the Jerusalem post office isn’t one of them. Think of going to the D.M.V. in California just to get a stamp to mail a postcard. Yes, it is that bad. And knowing this, I opted to wait outside and take some pictures on the street while others went to buy some stamps.
Linda and John finally emerged from the post office. Linda showed me her Israel stamps featuring the Statue of Liberty.
Backing up to earlier in the day, here’s a picture of John at the front desk of our hostel. I love the sign on the wall, “Come on, get a room.”
The guy behind John was one of my roommates – Andrew. Andrew is from the U.K. but currently living in Germany. He was one of 3 of my roommates last night.
We boarded the train and road three stops – Jaffa Center, Jaffa Gate and Central Bus Station. The bus station and Garden Tomb are back to back as you will see from my pictures.
This is an old section of town just outside the Damascus Gate. It is largely an Arab population in this part of town.
On to the Tomb
The Garden Tomb is one of two sites believed to be where Jesus was resurrected. Several Latter-day prophets have commented this is the place. Before getting to the tomb, our guide stopped and showed a winepress and explained this was a garden at Christ’s time.
On our tour I saw this girl wearing a Sac State shirt. I walked up and said, “Sac State! My alma mater.” She looked at me like, “REALLY!”