22 November 2009
Dear Family and Friends,
The town of Binyamina is the final destination of my trip to the Middle East. After five weeks of intense travel in Egypt, Turkey, Rhodes and Turkey again, I am trying to relax with my cousins Miryam and Moshe Lauer.
Miryam is a marvelous cook. Even after a minor surgery on her eyelids yesterday, she is back in the kitchen today preparing all my favorite German-Jewish dishes. So I am relaxing and eating too much. But Moshe! No relaxing with Moshe. Moshe, 81, is an energetic and irrepressible tour guide.