We went to the doctor for our first visit here in Beersheva. The address given was 6 Rehov Haim Landau. I put this into Google maps and we got there easily. Haim Landau Street was essentially a parking lot. We drove down it, no. 12, 10, 8, and then there was a large metal fence separating the next building that was no. 6.
So we parked and tried to find an entrance thru the fence, but there was none. So we walked around the building out to the street on the other side that was the main road Golda Meir Street. There was a small shopping center there, but no sign of a doctor’s office. We asked in the pharmacy but he didn’t know. So we walked back to the car and drove all around the building and parked at no 6. But there was no sign of a doctor’s office there. So I called them. And she said they were in the clinic on Golda Meir Street. So we walked around the building back to the shopping center and there next to the pharmacy we saw a sign saying “Asia” in Hebrew and in Russian. That was the doctor’s office. When we finally got there they were very nice and the doctor was pleasant, an older man who spoke English. I didn’t get the impression that he was a great doctor, but he looked at our files on the computer and we chatted and he said no need for any changes and that was that.
I went to the gym Holmes Place, that is in fact an English chain. It is just across the street, a few minutes walk from where I now live and it has a pool. The exercise machines were bigger and more intimidating than the ones I am used to from my friendly gym in Netanya. I had to bring a lock to secure a locker. I put the key in the pocket of my shorts. After exercising I undressed and went into the pool and then into the jacuzzi. When I left the jacuzzi I realized that the air bubbles in the jacuzzi had caused my shorts to “blow up” and the pockets had become inverted. With horror I realized that there was no key in my pocket. I envisaged having to call someone to cut the lock open on my first visit there. I rushed back to the jacuzzi and fiddled around in the bubbling water where I had been sitting and there it was – the key – saved!