Today I would like to show you around Bethlehem a little more =)
Quite typical for the Bethlehem region is the work with olive wood. Perhaps you have seen them in the shops, around Christmas time you can buy loads of Christmas tree decorations made of olive wood.
We visited a manufactory and were allowed to take a look at the work.
Bethlehem is a really pulsating city. It’s loud and full of people from different parts of the world. There are Christians and Muslims. There are Tourists and Palestinians. It’s really interesting =)
What’s also quite cool is the fact, that there are loads of places where you can buy street snacks.
We also visited the “Shepherd field” the place where it is believed that the shepherds let graze their sheep at the time of Jesus birth.
There are many subterranean caves and loads of little places set up for prayers. The best is, that it’s really quite up there (and a little bit windy ;)). This is really good for recovering from the pulsating city.
And you have quite the "good" view from there to the Israeli Settlement Homat Shmuel.
So that’s it for today ;)
Till next time =)