Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... reverse, with a
bung knee, I just sat down on this sharp escarpment and swore to my heart's discontent.
I used the entire swearing vocabulary of English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and
Russian, and then invented some more words that hadn't yet been thought of. Poor
old Garry had to just stand around and put up, rather stoically I might add,
with my temper tantrum. We had a decision to make and then to act on it. We
could continue on, through a route that was ...
... checkpoint - at which no interest in us was in evidence - and, shortly before you hit Ein Boqeq, Masada, which would pass unremarked from the road if not for the signage.
The hotels at this place are apparently all owned by the same cartel, which is why the cheapest one runs $160 a night for a double. Not coincidentally, this is the one we stayed at, although it still clocks in at second place for Most Expensive Hotel So Far. (The ...
... high priest in Jesus time. Very ornate, as priests were very wealthy.
Oh... and there was a wing with a lot of Picassos. With no protection.
Oh... and a Moses action figure.
Finally, we made a surprise visit to Bethlehem. I say surprise because we had not planned to cross the checkpoints into the Palestinian Authority controlled area, but in talking to our guide she said it was not ...
... in God's image, not just a select few. Bt'Selm was created 23 years ago after the first intafada with the hpe that the Israeli people would hear the truth about the abuses of the Palestinian people and pressure the Israeli government to stop the abuse and oppression. As Naama, the analyst who talked with us, said, the Israeli people are still not willing to listen. Bt'Selm's framework for analyisis is international law with highe levels ...
... a very thriving market, not the Ghost Town that the Old City has become. There were cars, and carts with donkeys, and we walked mostly on the street as the sidewalks were crowded with people. Paulette led us in single file, fearlessly. Hani took us to his home where we met his wife and children and we shared tea and juice. We went through four checkpoints to get there and it was uphill all the way. We took a detour to see the steep stairs where ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility