Hebron: Exploring a City in the West Bank

//Hebron: Exploring a City in the West Bank

Have you guys been to Hebron before?

 

This city, located in the West Bank, only 30 km from Jerusalem, is a special one.

From Jerusalem to Hebron

It was my first time, since living in Israel, going into the West Bank. I just want to make it clear to everyone that this IS NOT a political post. I love Israel, I love the cities I get to explore in Israel and I will not get into the two-state solution talk.

From Jerusalem, I left to Hebron at around 1pm and spent the entire afternoon there. After an hour bus there, we parked and started our walk… to the ruins of Hebron.

After the visits of some ruins, we went up a building to see a view of the city. It was impressive. The cities in Israel all look the same from a bird’s eye view I think. Therefore, on top of the building, Hebron was just another city. Except I was in the West Bank which I found pretty exciting.

We visited some of old synagogues which held 500 year old Torah. How beautiful and colorful are the scripts?

Afterwards, we headed to the Caves of the Patriarchs to see the tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am not religious at all but I did feel something walking into the place. The tombs were in rooms filled with mosaics, different textiles and colours. The texts over the tombs was written in Hebrew but some of the mosaics were written in Arabic too.

If you guys are ever interested in a tour there, it’s possible! Make sure to plan ahead of time and it will be perfect! On a side note, I am starting my third and last year of university this week! Time is flying by and it just doesn’t make sense to me that I am almost done my Bachelor degree.

Are any of you studying abroad too?

Wishing everyone a safe travel in Hebron. Xx

2017-10-20T17:27:39+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Israel|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jennifer Lee Quattrucci October 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been to Hebron but I would really love to! It sounds and looks like a really great place to explore and visit and I will definitely plan ahead when I go! Thanks so much for the tips!

  2. Simonetta Lein October 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    No I have never been but I really wish I could go. It seems awesome 👏 beautiful pictures too

  3. Suzanne Spiegoski October 21, 2017 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Looks like a very interesting place to visit! Thanks for the recap! xo, Suzanne~ http://www.suzannespiegoski.com

  4. Bernice October 21, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful experience to visit Jerusalem! I love that you visited these areas that are so rich in history, culture, and religion. Truly amazing xx

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  5. candi October 23, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I would love to visit Israel one day, it seems like a beautiful place full of so much history. I recently watched Conan’s Israel trip as well and it made me want to go there even more, haha! Your pictures are beautiful, and just like what I imagine Israel to be 🙂

    Candi xo
    thelollychase.com

  6. Thomas Falkenstedt October 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’ve never visited Israel, let alone Hebron, and I’m not going into politics either (although I did study political sciences abroad, haha), but instead just say how much I’d love to visit Israel and see the diversity and beauty as well as history that can be found in this extraordinary country! Thank you for showing us parts of it to us bit by bit!
    Thomas xx

  7. sheree October 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been to Hebron before, but it seems so beautiful! I love the view you have of the city. Plus, the architecture looks incredible. I bet the food was really good too!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  8. Natalie Ayse October 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    It looks like incredible architecture and culture. Thanks for sharing

  9. Rachel Vogt October 26, 2017 at 2:47 am - Reply

    No, I haven’t but your photos look so beautiful.
    @rachelvogttrends

  10. Rachael Sia November 1, 2017 at 4:34 am - Reply

    oh my!! these shots are lovely! I have never been but your post makes me want to give it a visit someday!
    xx
    Ray
    http://www.yourbaeray.com

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