Welcome to my new blog.
I am one of a group of people who will be travelling to a place that most of the world will refer to as the West Bank, a place which used to be called Palestine. This contentious area of land has been fought over for many years, back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians who sent armies to fight over and control it, to modern day Israel who believe they own it.
This Holy of Holy lands contains the seat of Christianity, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. It is also a holy land to the Muslim religion and the Jewish.
In this blog I do not intend to have a religious or political slant, I just want to share my feelings and observations of this far off land where people have to whisper the name Palestine for fear of causing trouble or even have to completely deny the place and people exist.
I am not travelling until August, but I decided to start this blog now so you, the reader can join me in my journey before I actually board the plane. Since booking this trip, I have been enlightened to the events happening day in day out for those living on the West Bank. The more I am learning the less I understand.
I want you to learn with me about this ancient land, its inhabitants, history and culture….and hopefully one day you may make your Destination Palestine as I have.