We have had a very jammed packed schedule the past few days here in Israel. Yesterday we traveled around Jerusalem and saw many of the great sites. The really interesting thing was that because it was shabbat the roads were basically empty. I’ve never seen streets so empty. It was really fascinating to see a street that was packed just a day before now be completely empty. The whole town was basically shut down until sunset.
After Shabbat we had our first opportunity to shop in Israel. They took us to Benhihooda street which was filled with different stores and food! I stopped by McDonald’s and ordered a hamburger. They have 2 different sizes here! They have the normal size we have in America but also a burger similar to the size you can get at a diner. We did a lot of shopping and then headed back to our hostel.
This morning we traveled back to the kotel for morning prayer and then boarded the bus for Hiafa. We had lunch in Hiafa and looked at the incredible view. You could see the entire city from the observation deck we were on. After lunch we traveled to Rosh Hanikra and hiked down the coast there as well as exploring the caves. We then traveled to our hostel and got ready for dinner.
Dinner tonight was very interesting. We had dinner in Druze home. We had dinner in a persons house, shared stories from the trip and danced to different music. It was an interesting meal and it was VERY GOOD! I really enjoyed it!
Right now we are back the hostel preparing for tomorrow. We have another busy day ahead of us.
Speak to you soon,