I moved to Meitar exactly two weeks ago, but today was the first time I ventured out to the big city, Beersheba.
It's a 45-minute bus ride.
My first exploration point was the shuk, the huge open-air market.
Now that I live in the Negev I will have to get used to seeing veiled Bedouin women with only their eyes and hands showing.
I shot this photo from the hip, in stealth mode, just because I couldn't resist capturing her black lace trim.
It was not the normal black dress with colorful embroidery the women often wear.
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Did I mention that Meitar is neighbor to many Bedouin towns and villages and even a Bedouin city?
(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)
P.S. I will have to find out if they still have a weekly live livestock market next to the shuk.
Meanwhile, you can watch this British video about it -- from 1955!