Friday, Mar 23 – Jerusalem
Haas Promenade – Panoramic view of Jerusalem
Welcome & ice breakers with Israeli peers
Jewish Quarter – Old City walking tour
The Kotel – Reflections at the Western Wall
Machane Yehuda – Colorful Jerusalem marketplace
Saturday, Mar 24 – Jerusalem
Group activity & Walking tour
Political seminar – The Situation Today in Israel
Ben Yehuda Street – Pedestrian Shopping Center
Sunday, Mar 25 – Jerusalem & The North
Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial & Museum
Har Herzl – National Memorial
But after leaving Jerusalem, we drove up north to the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee. The north of Israel is insanely gorgeous and a huge contrast to the South. It was incredible to know we had just left the Negev Desert merely days before and were now in a lush, green, rocky, mountainous part of Israel that looked completely unrelated. For a country the size of New Jersey, the amount of geographical diversity in unbelievable. I never wanted to sleep on the bus, no matter how tired I was, because of how beautiful it was.
The Banias Falls nature walk was not at all difficult, but beautiful and the falls/rushing water was powerful and invigorating. The wildflowers up north were in bloom all over, especially my favorite red flowers I'd been in love with since the beginning.