Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Day -3

Overcast, hot and humid - a real effort to keep going by late afternoon. Both Bill and I were on the point of dozing off at times during the afternoon.

Nevertheless, a very enjoyable day. Superb lunch at the Armenian Cafe in Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Road (if you're ever there). We ate Armenian Pizza - a piece of flat bread with a thin coating of meat on which you placed a couple of slices of tomato and cucumber. Very nice, it was. I followed this with a Jerusalem mixed grill - small pices of chicken coated in spices and mixed in with lots of grilled vegetables again delicious. All this was washed down with Macabee beer at a cost of $25.

In the afternoon we spent most of the time in the Israel Museum looking at exhibits showing the history of the whole area from the year dot through to today. After all my reading over the past few months, I feel I've finally got the start of a framework in the subject, so this visit helped to fill in some of the gaps in my knowledge.

No sign of Bush although we had helicopters droning over the city all day and we saw lots of army youths strolling round with machine guns at the ready- this on the streets and in the markets. We couldn't decide whether this made us feel safer or less safe!

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