Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 1:57 PM|
I went on a tour in Bethlehem today.
Dr Petterson was the guide. She is amazingly knowledgable about the history of the different churches. We went to the Church of the Nativity, had brunch in a convent, and then went to the Milk Grotto. The best time was "Christmas Dinner" at a pastor's house in the outskirts of Jerusalem. We were fed very well.
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:07 AM
Subject: Tour of Bethlehem
I didn't have my camera, but a friend took pictures. I just need to get copies from him. I don't think that there were any Hebrew conversations. Bethlehem is very built up. It looks like a tiny city. There were some small very insistent kids asking for money. One of the shop keepers, that chased them off, said that they had stolen quite a bit of money out of someone's belt wallet.