Visiting Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity?

The star marks the traditional location of Jesus’ birth in the basement of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Photo Credit: BiblePlaces.com/Todd Bolen

Over the last several years, the number of visitors at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have grown to unmanageable sizes. This growth has caused many visitors to the church to leave before actually getting to visit the basement, the most desired destination in the church.

As a result of the growing numbers of disappointed travelers, The Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Tourism is developing a reservation app that is supposed to help reduce the wait time at the church.

For a more complete report on this development, see this article.

Like Coffee?

If you like coffee, you might want to try Stars & Bucks in Bethlehem or Ramallah. Don’t look too quickly; this isn’t Starbucks.

Stars & Bucks Cafe, Bethlehem. Photo: ©2017 Craig Dunning

Stars & Bucks Cafe, Bethlehem. Photo: ©2017 Craig Dunning