On the way to Taybeh and Nablus today. The old city in Nablus is always fascinating. We stopped at the only remaining Turkish bath for a tour and then lunch at a cafe where the locals eat (the best places are), followed by Kanafe.
The girls apartment has water! Was able to wash my hair and I feel better! On my way to the the other apartment the neighbor asked me for water, I don't think she believed me when I said we didn't have any. I brought her some on my way back :)
It was a full day of olive picking. The path was pretty steep and narrow - of course I took a tumble - not once, but twice (the second time because my sprained knee decided I was being unreasonable). They asked if I could walk - I said "I have to - I can't stay on the side of the mountain until my visa runs out!" The funny thing was, as I recuperated under an olive tree - I could check my email on my Kindle; but when I got home i could not take a much needed shower as there was no water! It certainly is a strange mix of 1st and 3rd world living....
|Picking olives today in an area squeezed by settlements. The family made us an amazing lunch!|
|Tried to find the post office in Jerusalem today. Very frustrating - terrible directions and the phone was not working. My new friend Abed got me to my friends home - my hero!|
Went grocery shopping today. The store is really trying to import the grocery store concept - they have have four shopping carts and even one car style cart for the kids! But holy cow 170 shekels for a fifth of Seagram's whiskey (about $47). Guess that is off the shopping list =)
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