Villa Carmel Boutique Hotel
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... but at the risk of repeating myself, very over-commercialised to the extreme in some cases, trying to hear (understand in some cases) the guides is difficult when there are other groups of different dialects yabbering on next to us, and you have to move reasonably quickly or get mixed up - hate to be here if it's 50% down! - but the hours in your bum in a bus I afraid just take the wonder and gloss out of it all. Be aware that to see these places it's a ...
... they have to do is ask.
The dorms and sports courts etc are donated buildings and this school was all from Australian supporters. One thing the lady who showed us around said to Naor was it is fantastic to get buildings donated but they struggle with funds for day to day running expenses. It was wonderful to see the work being done. And even Naor was interested to see it because he did not know of the work being done there.
After this ...
... careful not to splash our eyes. The water feels very heavy (which it is - with salt). We walked in a lay back and next thing were floating. It is an amazing feeling. You can just roll yourself over and lay there on either your back or stomach. Actually with a floaty pillow you could go to sleep!!
It was beautiful and the water temperature was just nice. Off the bottom you could pick up big lumps of salt crystals. We floated around for ages then getting out had a ...
... Oct last fall, I was in Mitzpe Ramon, down in the negev desert. An amazing place, and I promised Annette we would go back. So we went down and spent a wonderful night. En route we stopped in Ein Bokek, which is the home of David Ben-Gurion, who was the 1st Prime Minister. He is also buried there with his wife. A nice memorial spot.
In Mitzpe Ramon we went to the crater, and walked around town. ...
... to pay between 15-20 shekels for a falafel in pitta bread and 25-30 for a shwarma. You can also often have the same food on a plate with extras for 10-20 shekels more. It's excellent food, a bit messy at times as explained above and the sauces drip out with every bite. Don't eat one on the way to a job interview.
Moral of the story: There's no need for fancy restaurants or burger bars when the local fast food is this ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking