From day to day

An account of our fabulous two-week-long trip to Palestine in April 2009


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Friday 1 January 2010

Thursday April, 2 - Brussels —> Tel-Aviv —> Jerusalem

D – day at last ! - 2 p.m. : the 11 of us - Tanguy, Louise, Laetitia, Julien, Guirec, Théodore, Marine, Diane, Bénédicte, Anne-Claire and Sophie - meet at Brussels North Station where we take the shuttle to Bierset Airport... Two hours later, we are going through the customs and check-desks, (...)

Friday 1 January 2010

Friday April, 3 - Jerusalem

Jerusalem !...
We are still a bit dozy when we discover the hostel terrace and the great view it offers of the roofs, towers and minarets of the old town, on the Dome of the Rock and that of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and many more buildings we can’t identify yet... (...)

Friday 1 January 2010

Saturday April, 4 - Jerusalem

A new day has broken on Jerusalem. The morning air is still cool but the sky is clearing : it’s going to be another bright day!..
Diane has slept wonderfully well and many of us want now to sleep on the terrace tonight ! While the muezzins launch their second call of the day from the top of (...)

Saturday 2 January 2010

Sunday April, 5 - Jerusalem —> Bethlehem checkpoint —> Aida refugee camp

Oh! The great night we slept in the oriental mildness of the stars of Jerusalem !... Oh, the muezzins chanting, the bells ringing in the day breaking ! …
We wake up slowly, have breakfast with other people staying for a few days in Jerusalem (among whom an American Anne-Claire teaches some (...)

Saturday 2 January 2010

Monday April 6 - Aida Refugee camp / Al-Rowwad Center / Bethlehem

Our first day in Aida camp...
In the Guest-House, group-life is getting organized : a trip to the bathrooms in the bathrooms, exploration of the contents of the kitchen cupboards, search for little shops where to stock up. On the way back up to the Al-Rowwad Center, there is a little (...)