Haven't been back here to the forum since returning from our amazingly wonderful trip to Israel in Oct/Nov. I keep thinking I ought to check in, but life has been really busy.
But now I have a question: one of our friends, with whom we traveled to Israel, is planning another trip next fall. He knows his way around (this will be his 8th trip to Israel, I believe. On our trip we had a tour guide (Shoshana Avrouskine, of Net Tours--a FANTASTIC tour guide!) and then for the last 8 days after the tour was over my husband and I and our friend John stayed just in Jerusalem. :) We basically walked everywhere except for a couple of cab drives. John wants to take his wife next fall and will need to have a driver because she's not able to walk as much as we did. (I wasn't able to do it, either, but I did it anyway...ouch!)
My husband and I have a good friend living in Jerusalem, and John was wondering about asking him if he could hire him to drive them around. We don't know what sort of pay to offer him, though. He's retired, and has the time, but whether he'd want to do it or not I don't know. Does anyone have an idea what would be a fair offer? John doesn't need a guide, but Dan would probably "guide" him somewhat anyway.
If anyone can recommend to us what a fair payment would be I'd be very grateful. We sort of want to know what is fair before talking to him.