Shanghaied In The Arab Quarter

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Foreign Travel | One Comment
Shanghaied In The Arab Quarter

Avram, sitting just outside one of the many little shops in the Arab Quarter, heard us dithering about which way to head as we sought out the Western Wall from the tangle of streets we were in. He offered to show us a shortcut. We declined but he ingratiated himself: “I am originally from Brooklyn, […]

Good Friday – Morning

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Foreign Travel | One Comment
Good Friday – Morning

The Old City is slow to awake but shopkeepers are stirring. Small habits illuminate their humanness. At first I thought this was a ‘one of’ thing but as we explored the city I came to hear the twittering of more than just a few caged birds. This man told me his finch-like bird was a […]

First Morning

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Foreign Travel | 4 Comments
First Morning

As mentioned the last few days of Passover are also national holidays. Any other day and this street would be alive with open shops, a flood of pedestrians, buses and cars. No public transport is available at the start and end of Passover, only taxis (most driven by Christian or Muslim Arabs). As an observant […]