The Green Backpackers
Travel Blogs from Mizpe Ramon
I finally decided to drag myself away from Jerusalem today and head somewhere new.
It's actually really hard to leave a place once you get comfortable there and make friends - it becomes so easy and going to a new place requires a lot of effort and feels a bit like you're plunging into the unknown again. I was only supposed to be in …
... churches at all of the sites that they consider sacred. It's at these Catholic and Orthodox sites where we need to wear a "modesty kit" so that our shoulders and knees are covered.
The Garden of Gethsemane is a little north and west at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Obviously, no one knows exactly where Jesus left his disciples and asked them to stay awake and pray, nor where He went off alone to pray, nor where Judas entered ...
... show us the great parts of Israel. They were amazingly hospitable and generous. One really interesting experience was eating in the communal dining hall, and having a tour of the Kibbutz that Adi’s friends Tamar and Eran live in. Eran was a Kibbutznik (grew up and had spent his entire life in a Kibbutz) and Tamar had met him at university, married him, and now lived there. It was really interesting to hear both of their views on Kibbutz living,
We loved Tel ...
... she was in Be'er Sheva helping set up a secular Jewish studies centre. Before
and after dinner, Garry and I had long and fascinating conversations with
Avishay on a wide range of subjects. I can only wish him and Ilana all the best
in whatever they set their hearts and minds to in the future. Whatever it is,
I'm sure that Israel will be the better for it.
Next morning we were up at 5. That's not to say that we awoke at 5. I
spent most of the night nodding ...
... s city centre and is the most populated district in Peru. More than 10% of Lima's population lives here. Apparently there are some areas of economic activity and acceptable living conditions but it is also home to numerous slums and extensive urban poverty, a perfect place for me to feel at home. I am not very clear about what this NGO does but this year, for the first time, 3 nurses were asked to participate. We will teach and give ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed