Leonardo Hotel Negev
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Well today we spent the day with a Bedouin. He explained his side of the Israeli resettlement of them. We met an 83-year-old holocaust survivor who moved here from Hungary 60 years ago. He said he wanted to help the Bedouins because they have been in the area longer than the Palestinians (Philistines) or the Israelis. Their archaeological record in …
Soon after we settle in to our hotel in Beersheba it is Shabat which commences at about 6pm on a Friday evening. The Sabbath is not a good time for tourists who expect a full range of goods and services to be available, so rather than a cappuccino in a café, we need to be content with instant coffee in our hotel room.
The quirky nature of …
... than what we'd just
done, or turn back, knowing that the past hour had been a waste of time and
energy. Unfortunately, I felt that the serious descents that lay ahead were not
possible given the state of my wrenched knee. Otherwise we would have continued
on. But no, it was back, down what we'd spent an hour climbing, then further
dropping down through Nachal Mador, where we'd planned to meet Danon, our
Bedouin 4*4 bush taxi driver. We
... at the moment. So instead of viewing Bethlehem from across the valley in the "Shepherd's Fields", in we went! And we went to the spot believed to be the birth spot of Jesus, which is located in one of if not THE oldest continuously functioning Christian churches in the world... over 1700 years. It is a massive and beautiful complex with underground caves and many chapels and courtyards.
Ok... bed time... more tomorrow!
We slept in again and then drove Yaakov Moshe home to Beer Sheva taking Savta Rosa along with us. Of course Rut had the table set Chafla style for lunch when we arrived! We just chilled for a while, had lunch and then a small bday party for Or Hachaim. It was nice ...
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