Sunday, 18 March 2007

We've arrived!

Sunday am: Flight OK but the Israeli staff at Ben Gurion airport didn't know about twinning. Nor apparently did the immigration officer know where Nablus was. So we had to explain to higher authority why we wanted to go there. This took time.

It also required them to X-ray our suitcases. Naturally they found nothing suspicious but it all took more time. About 1 and half hours at 4 in the morning in a deserted airport with all of us half asleep.

But our taxi was waiting and the delay meant we drove through the Holy Land just as dawn was breaking. Wonderful! Then we arrived at the Huwarra checkpoint where we transferred to the care of our local host Riyad.

Great to be here in Nablus though rather tired.

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