Astral Seaside Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- TV Channel One Russia
- Smoking rooms available
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... required to pay 5 shekels into the grocery cart, a deposit to be returned upon putting the cart back in place after shopping. This is common throughout the whole country. Mark and I settled into our hostel, soon to be joined by eight Israelis (including Lev and Natalka). After a late dinner it was off to bed. We shared a room with a guy named Nimrod (be sure to say it with an Israeli accent) and his beautiful golden retriever, Mika. Thank goodness ...
... one. It was a Secular service for a religious holiday, very hard to explain. There were hardly any mentions of God, and I can say that my services back in the States are much more religious, however it was powerful in its own way and that is why I’m happy I sacrificed my feet for being able to say I attended a service in Israel on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur day was interesting; I spent a lot of time at the beach, just relaxing. I’m starting ...
... the show and trying to flog a longer trip. An hour and a half is sufficient in a clapped out jeep thank you very much. An "18 year old" (so he says) drives us through the clapped out village of Rum. Not much to yo ho ho and a bottle of to cheer about though.
Short drive to Lawrence's Spring. The boy tells us we can climb up the rocks to it. Doesn't look far as there is no sense of scale until two specks of human are seen halfway, clambering up. That looks hard work in this ...
... navigational aids and charting procedures that they do. He explained the use of pilots and then fact that this ship needed additional pilots because they have a pod propulsion system The Captain joined us for a few minutes. The officer also went over the various communications they have for emergencies (no longer a morse code key) Someone asked why there weren't any chairs on the bridge and ...
... can you travel for 10 months and not work?" (I worked for 30 years wasn't a valid answer!!)
But finally they let me go, or should I say "let me into Israel". The grilling was in a little room but was all quite pleasant, took about 3/4 of an hour and lots of repeat questions. But if you tell the truth you can't get confused so was all good.
First impressions of Israel: very, very western, modern, expensive ( bloody expensive), - more ...