While we were in Jerusalem, we thought we’d take a little dip into the Palestinian Territories to visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. We took a local bus, which dropped us off just outside the center of what is now quite a bustling little city. As we made our way through the markets and down to Manger Square, we came across this lovely little road. Contrary to what the news might have you believe, there are at least parts of the Palestinian Territories that are perfectly lovely, and this is one of them. The town’s building are made almost exclusively with the same beautiful white rock as in Jerusalem. The streets are clean, and the people were very kind. We had no trouble finding our way to the church and even stopped to have a beer at a little cafe on the way back to the bus. The day definitely helped to remind us that while things make the news for a reason, a place can’t be defined only by what you see on the television.