A tourist attraction in lower Galilee that seeks to recreate daily life as it was in ancient Israel recently got a technological upgrade when it began putting Wi-Fi hotspots around the necks of donkeys so tourists can have access to the Internet.
The Kfar Kedem park is located in the hills of Galilee in view of the city of Nazareth, and offers tourists the opportunity to wear the same clothes, make the same foods and ride the same animals as did those who lived in ancient times.
According to the attraction's website, "Kfar Kedem creates a holistic experience using all your senses ... connecting these tangible experiences with the values and spirit of the ages from the time of the Bible and the Mishnah, that are still part of our lives today."
(Source)So, since this is recreating daily life "as it was in ancient Israel," I guess we can assume that donkeys had Wi-Fi back then? Excellent. I had no idea. You truly do learn something new everyday.
While some of you lament the fact that you're still struggling with an outdated cellphone, and these donkeys are equipped with traveling Internet access, please enjoy your week in review (kind of):
(Oh, and if anyone is reading this from the back of a donkey, please leave a comment and send me a picture).
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