…...This long weekend it was Danny the Digger who walked us through the history of Jerusalem. An Israeli guide / archaeologist who also teaches at the university and whose information devoured by all the guides in training. He offers the most amazing tours. Beforehand I mailed with him about my needs and the routes he proposed. So I wanted to include Bethlehem, now in the Palestinian territories, to visit. See the suggested birthplace of Jesus, but an Israeli (Jewish) guide is not allowed to come there (anymore) since 2003, the year of the creation of the separate wall .
But do not worry, Danny arranged for that day a friendly, very positive and cheerful Christian Arab (a group that does not belong anywhere and has also been heavily outnumbered) guide who is allowed in Palestine as well as in Israel and everywhere in the surrounding countries.
It is a must to learn about the events in this country. Ideally would be to have a Muslim guide (not an extreme one) for one day as well, to hear all the stories from their angle.
Danny showed us a lot, the facts and the stories behind it all and leaves you entirely free to form an opinion on what you see. In addition to the tour of Old Jerusalem, he took us to the ruins and caves of Qumran, near addition to the Dead Sea. We were three of us blown out of our minds because we witnessed the exhumation of shards of pottery and a newly discovered ritual water basin of 100 BC.
In addition to the tours that we took with him, he made reservations for us to the trendy restaurants in the evening and during the day he took us to the delicious hummus and coffee shops….. (This is a part of my blogpost for my site: lifestyle2go.com)