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The "Far Side" of Nachlaot and Markets in the Old City

posted Jan 19, 2012, 11:01 PM by Jack Cadranel
Nachlaot - The Far Side: Yemenites, Persians, Kurds and Aleppans is the theme of the tour on Monday January 23rd.  From Kurdistan and Persia, the Yemen and Syria poor families set out on the long and difficult journey to Jerusalem, often losing what little they had along the way.  At first they lived in makeshift huts and little by little established themselves and their communities.  This tour tells their stories and visits their early neighbourhoods. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. outside Ima's Restaurant at the corner of Agrippas Street and Ben Zvi Boulevard.  
On Wednesday January 25th come and explore Markets and Marketplaces in the Old City.  Everyone loves Jerusalem's bustling, colourful markets.  For three thousand years, since King Solomon built the First Temple, Jerusalem's shopkeepers have catered to the needs of local residents and to the needs of thousands of pilgrims and tourists.  The markets reflect the long history of the city and the diversity of her residents and visitors.  The tour will visit markets ancient, mediaeval and modern.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.  
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that walking tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered.  Registration in advance is required.  Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .  Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water.  Each walking tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 per person plus site entrance fees.  There is a small site entrance fee on Wednesday's tour.