Has anyone been to the holy lands to visit the churches, places and tombs of Christianity? I went when I was 15 by a cruise from Cyprus just before the troubles started again, it was an amazing experience. Does anyone believe that if your fit and healthy and have the ability to travel that it makes you a better Christian if you visit the holy lands on a religious pilgrim? Out of all fairness visiting Israel at the time you could literally feel the tension in the air. When we were visiting the Wailing Wall, I went up to the wall to have a good look and someone with a machine gun told me to back off in Hebrew.. I had no problem, it must have seemed obvious I didn't belong there. Whilst walking round and visiting some of the important sites, you are almost constantly pestered to buy tourist goods, anything from fake perfumes to drums... It was a great experience however its a shame to think that one of the holiest places for many faiths is only one of the greatest conflict areas. Is that what religion is all about?