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You cannot clearly pinpoint what makes Jerusalem so special - it is like wandering around a vast open-air history and religion museum: the hustle and bustle, the smell of exotic foods or the unique atmosphere created by the city's mixture of Jews, Christians and Muslims who live as close, but not always friendly, neighbours; the sagas of the city's endless struggles and the legends of its charismatic inhabitants .

End of August, 2010 - we were happily lost in the Old City's labyrinth of narrow streets, lined with countless tiny shops selling everything from copper tea trays to leather sandals, parsian carpets, tiled mirrors and Armenian pottery. It was dazzling and the remarkably beautiful mountain settings, the wind, and the extraordinary light added to its appeal..