Reading this makes me appreciate that Jericho is built on land thats completely flat.
All the towns I have seen in the non-coastal parts of Israel are mountainous.
So this is the view from the Mount of Temptation, now myself and Jeremy and Tim moved over to another part of the hill. Seems to be quite a varied range of fruit being grown in fruit of the mount too.
Given that Jericho is meant to be the oldest city in the world, it makes sense to start building on the most easiest terrain here I guess!
No churches in the sky here, just where you come up if you use the cable car, and a nice restaurants with amazing views, some of the caves here been given some clever uses, one of them is a bird aviary, another one shown closer below, contains things for sale in bazaar.
This was good time to get ice cream 🙂
At the foot of the cliff, I see this highly unusual bush. Since I have been in Israel, I have got to try various unusual fruits I haven’t seen before, but these green things are something else. They look vaguely citrussy but they are hollow and squeezable like almost flat balloons. Can anyone tell me what they are, are they edible?
Next, off to see a much larger tree, without fruit, but some quite exciting background!!