I'm working on a series of stories for FM News 101 but I have to share my observations with you in the meantime. El Al security is so different from our security. Lars and I were asked a series of questions by a man who looked like a young Telly Savalas (Kojak). He was polite, no nonsense and wanted to know where we were going and why. He also thought it was strange we didn't know there were other people joining the same group that we were on.
Later when we drove to meet the mayor of Jerusalem, the trunk of our car was searched. Another strange moment.
The people have been very kind so far, I have yet to open my own door, carry my own bag or be interrupted (except by Lars...LOL).
They do seem to like to honk their horn a lot when they're driving. I keep expecting someone to be mad at us, but they just honk as if to say: "I'm right here."
Most people are bilingual here but they speak primarily in Hebrew. That means I miss a lot of what people are saying around me. I hate that! Is it too late for Rosetta Stone?
I've had two meals here and they have both been fantastic! I'll have more on the food later on FM News 101.
Beautiful in the day here....COLD at night and a storm is expected to move in later this week.
Check out the view from my hotel room in Jerusalem on our KXL Facebook page.