I am in the holiest place on Earth – the Holy City of Jerusalem that appears to never sleep. Bars stay open until the last person leaves, people smoke Shisha on the open streets and a tram merrily makes its way up and down the main street carrying party revellers back home.
This of course is New Jerusalem, a large hilly city that is separated from the old religious city by its ancient wall. What lies the other side is a total contrast of two parts of the same city.
One is a religious place of pilgrimage with separate quarters for the Muslims, Christians, Jews and Armenians and the other; a great place for shopping, eating and partying.
I know which one I prefer!
I travelled to Israel as a solo female. If you're looking to travel alone to Israel, there's lots of advice to help you plan your trip on the Girl about the Globe website.