Travel to Jerusalem – Episode 192

categories: asia travel, middle east travel


The Amateur Traveler talks again to Douglas Duckett the author of a popular free travel guide to Israel and a regular contributor to the TripAdvisor forum on Israel. This time we talked to Douglass about traveling to the holy city, Jerusalem.

We step back and look at Jerusalem through the eyes of the three major faiths for which it is a significant location: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. We look at significant sites for all three religions such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Al-Aqsa Mosque mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall. We talk about surprises that are continually being uncovered in Jerusalem like Hezekiah’s tunnel, Robinson’s Arch and Burnt House. And in the process, we talk about the practical considerations for visiting this amazing city.

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Show Notes

“Israel: A Personal Travel Guide” by Douglas E. Duckett
Travel to Israel – Amateur Traveler Episode 167
Free Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jerusalem’s Old City (with Map)
Dome of the Rock
Jesus (see also The Bible Study Podcast)
Mohamed’s Night Journey – Isra and Mi’raj
Temple Mount, Mount Moriah, Al Haram al-Sharif
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Islamic Museum on Al Haram al-Sharif
The la Mayer Memorial Museum for Islamic Art
City of David – Archeological Dig
Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Garden Tomb
Helena of Constantinople
Basic information on Project and Volunteer Information – The Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Operation
Hezekiah Tunnel


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

One Response to “Travel to Jerusalem – Episode 192”



Glad that Dustin could make it back on for another interview. He has a real passion for the country and does a outstanding job with his travelogue personal guide, which was so extremely helpful to me on my first trip there in 2007.

Jerusalem (specifically the Old City) still stands out as the most intense/intriguing 2-3 days of travel I have ever done.

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