Trip Start Nov 30, 2005
22Trip End Jan 11, 2006
Gemma is an interesting person about whom I will write more later on. She had received a large shipment of tulips for a friend in Holland so I was able to accompany her yesterday to deliver a number of them to her acquiantances
It seems many people, especially the younger ones, speak English so I'm not having any trouble at all so far getting around. As has been my experience in the past, most people are kind and helpful to the obvious stranger. I've learned that thank you ("toda" in Hebrew) and a smile goes far in any land. I've purchased a special bus ticket for seniors called a kartisia which cost significantly less than for other adults (currently 55 shekles). It actually provides twice as many rides as for the student tickets. What a deal.
It may be a few days before I can get any pictures uploaded but I should be able to do this on Gemma's computer. The other guest current at the B and B is a young man named Ben from Holland. He's studying criminology at the Hebrew University for five weeks. Some sort of exchange program between Israeli police force and Holland police force. Speaking of the police presence. From the way the media covers Israel, I had expected to see the police everywhere. Though they're here, I've experienced no significant awareness of them. At least in the areas where I've traveled so far. But that may change.
Well, I must get on to my food shopping errands. Laters and big hugs to all!