After crossing at the Arava border on foot from
Our plan for the visit was to see family, sample some of Israel’s unbelievable cuisine, replace some of our worn clothes that have been limping along with us, bruised and battered from travel and harsh laundry, take care of some logistics before India, and see the country as best we could. We happen to be in
Guy’s grandparents asked us to present a talk to their residential community about our time volunteering in
The next day we went for a bike tour of the area with our friend Dr. May, a retired doctor who lived in
Guy’s grandparents treated us to a 5-star visit to
The 2 weeks were rounded out by visits to Guy’s aunt, Adi and her family. Her son just started his service in the navy this year, so we went with them to visit him on his base with all the other families bringing suitcases of food both to picnic and to leave for the kids, who are complaining that the food is neither good nor plentiful on base. We also visited Haifa and walked around the lower city, which is the arab quarter, where we ate amazing falafel and shwarma and saw the Bahai temple gardens. We saw all of Guy’s cousins several times and visited with his childhood friend Liat who lives in Tel Aviv, as well as a friend of Guy’s from college who has since moved to
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