On the Way to Jerusalem’s Ice Festival: The Path to Jerusalem

I have a confession to make: I really did hope to sleep through at least some of the two-hour way to Jerusalem.

I mean, that’s a great benefit that comes with taking a bus!

That didn’t happen, and for one single reason – there’s another great benefit that comes with taking the bus: taking pictures.

Whether it was city colors….

Passing through the city Hod HaSharon

A statue of flowers

…. or fields devouring the sunlight….

…. the view kept changing, and I couldn’t shut an eye.

I loved seeing the flowers separating the fields from the highway….

…. and the trees that have yet to be touched by summer heat of late May.

When I saw these stones I knew Jerusalem is close. Everything in Jerusalem seems to be built of old stones.

The stones even made McDonald’s look pretty.

I got another glimpse of nature before entering the city.

Then I saw this famous Bridge of Stings….

…. not before I saw the sign that always makes me smile: Welcome.

Welcome to Jerusalem.


Have you ever been to Jerusalem?



  1. Ohhh, these photos make me miss Israel so much! I’ve never been to a country that I think is as beautiful as Israel, and I know just what you mean about looking out the window while traveling through it. I don’t think I’ve ever slept on a bus in Israel because the scenery is just so awesome I don’t want to miss a thing. It’s interesting that that sign says Welcome to Jerusalem. If I’ve ever seen it I don’t remember it, because I of course had no clue what it said!
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    • I never heard anyone describe Israel as the most beautiful country they’ve seen, so your comment is refreshing! Next time you come to Jerusalem, sit on the right side of the bus and you’ll see the sign 🙂 (if you come from the sharon/central regions, that is). I usually only sleep on bus rides whose scenery I saw so many times and will likely see again the following day or week. Sleep is a great benefit of being a bus passenger. Yet it was almost two years since I’d been to Jerusalem, so I don’t know why I thought I’d sleep through it. Plus, it really is beautiful and it would have been a shame to miss.


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