People try to let you pay to...
People try to let you pay to much at the markets! Play a good game of high and low bidding. Don't be afraid, it's perfectly normal. Learn the prices well, because bidding to low is an insult. Walking away doesn't help you by the way, salesmen are not impressed by doing that.
You can't beat the Western...
You can't beat the Western Wall. Many tourists and pilgrims flock to this holy site. It's amazing watching everyone at the wall, sending chills down your back when you press your hand against its warm surface, touched by millions before and millions to come. Yes, many tourists come to this place, but it's a tourist trap worth coming to.
I don't think I have ever seen...
I don't think I have ever seen so much tourist junk for sale as in Jerusalem; the main roads and alleyways to the Dome of the Rock are just the worst, as are the Stations of the Cross. Spirituality for sale? It ruins any religious experience you might have been planning to have here.
if you plan a trip to the west bank,you can go to the arab station near nablus road;arab taxi drivers will tell you that it is closed;why?because a bus-ticket to jericho will cost you 2 shekels to abu-dis,then 5 shekels with a collective taxi;but if you travel with a private taxi,the driver will charge you 100 shekels
Are you sure you want to ride a camel?
At the Damascus gate they were charging for rides on the camel in the picture -- but the camel wasn't user friendly and he didn't smell too good either. I also think they chew tobacco (:
Jerusalem in the snow
Well, not exactly trap, but you should know that in winter, Jerusalem might have a day or two of snow, so you might just get to see some snow.
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