At $5 / hour for internet, I literally can't afford to write anything more than this:
Bloody hell it is expensive here. We can barely afford to live, both of us will no doubt be bankrupt upon return to England. We're in a pretty sweet hostel though, at only $25 a night (wallet weeps) pretty much full of right wingers and nouveau-Israeli Americans who are here to fight in the IDF, and foreigners here on the government sponsored free tour of the Holy Land. As yet we've been shopping at the supermarket, bought pasta and eggs, a bit of tomato paste and an apple. After that we had to return to the bank to withdraw a bit more cash. Best thing seen yet: a 60 shekel cheesecake. Granted, it was big, and it did look good, but even Marks & Spencer's don't charge you 15 quid for a cake!
The beach is fantastic though, glorious soft sand stretching for miles and miles, and totally clean. After months in Arab countries, it is great to see a bit of 'liberalism' going on. These Israelis are all stunning as well, we'd heard rumours and touched upon the surface at border control, but it really is unbelievable, they may as well all be models. Border control was fine, didn't take too long and we didn't have that much of an interview this time to wasn't too bad. Apologies for the organisational randomness of this entry, but I can't afford to even touch it up a notch.