Tour Your Hometown: Ruth of Piglet’s House
1. For starters, where is your current hometown and how long have you lived there?
I now live in Jerusalem, Israel and I have lived here since 1980.
2. For many people, travel is not always feasible or desirable all year round. How do you make the most of your hometown when you are not traveling?
I love to host travellers and show them the city and the highlights. For example right now we have some friends of ours from the SERVAS hosting organization from Hawaii and we are showing them all around the main sites.
3. What is the most creative technique you use to save up for your travels while you are at home?
I teach English online using skype.
4. What is the best part of your hometown that other visitors should know about?
The area around the old railway line which has now been restored as a walking/biking path is very lovely and well worth a visit.
5. Finally, we can’t forget about the food! Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown and why?
I love to eat in the Market (SHUK) where the typical local foods, hummus, tehina, falafel, etc. are cheap and delicious.
I was born in London in the UK, studied French at University in London, then was curious about Israel as a Jew, so came here to study for my MA and also did a teaching certificate in English as a Foreign Language. Then I met my husband at University here and got married, and had two kids. I taught high school English for 30 years.
In 2011 my husband and I took early retirement and went to China. From there we travelled to many places including Korea, Taiwan, Laos, Hong Kong, and Macau. We are now going back to China to continue exploring.