Day 5 was the sabbath so it provided a very welcome rest from walking around in the heat. Some of our party chose to visit a synagogue in the morning while others chose to stay in the hotel and rest by the pool. In the afternoon, it was rest-time for everyone. By evening, we were ready for a short stroll and a good meal – not before picking up some bargains and gifts in the market, among them this beautiful shawl.
Maybe now would be a good time to show you some of the magnificent flowers and birds which we saw in Israel.