Wednesday, June 15, 2011

i need a theme song for moments like these.

if you have a problem with cold, damp, tight spaces,
you might get a little claustrophobic reading this...
you might want to have a little baggie on hand just in case.

one of my favorite adventures thus far -
(drumroll everyone!)
dum da da dum!

 this might look like we could see where we were...
we couldn't see anything until the flash illuminated (or rather blinded) the entire tunnel...

they said the water levels were low.
i want to know what the term "low" is actually referring to! 

this is the "upper pool" that is referred to in 2 kings.
the pillars are from a byzantine church that was built on top of it.
we also went to the pool of siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man. (see john 9)

the lamps are called "ganteghs" 

i barely made it out alive...

other places of note:
we heard about church of saint john the baptist.
it is the oldest church in jerusalem, and if you don't know that you are looking for it, you'll never find it.
it's a brown door in the wall.
and it usually isn't open.
but as luck would have it, we found it open!
but i learned that you can't learn everything from the internet... if i would have followed these directions, i would have gotten sooooo lost!

we also found the jewish open market it west jeru...
and then another pedestrian shopping street called mahane yehuda. (much like our favorite place to get gelato... ben yehuda!)

we're leaving for jordan on sunday!!!
(which means amman... petra... eek! i'm excited!)
the scary thing is that 17 people were sick today.
the odds are kinda scary.

but on a good note:
finally done with midterms!!!
{i don't know whether to be happy or sad about this... finals are in two weeks, and we leave for jordan on sunday! which means that i will probably forget everything by the time i get back... hehe...}

wanna know something weird?
the bananas here are green. but they are still ripe.
it kinda weirds me out.

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