Talking about the people and getting on with the chores of daily living.
Thanks to Congress Woman Rashida Tlaib we finally are having a glimpse of families struggling to get food and water each day, shower and send their kids off to school within the restrictions of the Israeli government.
We learned on our trip with Bike Palestine traveling around can be an issue.
Just taking a shower can be a problem in some areas.
Cycling The Countryside of Palestine
I have been on it two times and it is a unique way to experience the Holy Land
and meet the very friendly folks of Palestine. George Snow runs the 8 day trip
two times a year and he has a special ability to make everyone feel included
regardless of their skills on a bike.
Some went on the tour for biking--there are some steep hills---and part of our group
went on the trip for religious, political or history reasons. My thing--the food is delicious
and I loved seeing the beautiful resorts, The Jordan river and The Dead Sea, etc. We
joined another bike group and toured the streets of Jericho along with the kids from a
local school. Just couldn't stand not seeing the issues of the Middle East for myself and
this was a perfect way to do it.
We also visited the Taybeh brewery. The Banksy Museum and The Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem
is an eye opener. the next trip is in Sept. George is in Italy and he loves to answers questions.
The trip is also through the Siraj Center in Bethlehem. And by the way can you please stop
at the animal shelter of Diana George Babish in Bethlehem and bring home a dog as you
get ready to head out. I have a ton of pictures and here is a post from George
|Touring the Roman Ruins in Sebastia|
|Learning the history of Nablus with a local guide.|