Then Avi took us east through the Negev. We stopped at a place there you can see lots of different colours of sand. Children were filling various colored sands into bottles. Jakob would have loved to do that, but there was no time. Avi took us to Dimona where we stopped for lunch at a shopping mall. We also saw the powerplant from a distance. In the desert around Beer Sheva we also saw many Bedouine settlements. For us it is hard to imagine how people can exist like that, but that's how they chose to live.
After 20 km we were back in Beer Sheva, where Avi very proudly showed us lots of places. He told us that the Mayor of Beer Sheva is doing a great job recruiting money and building very nice facilities. We saw a huge modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, a brand new park with an artificial lake and playgrounds for children, the stadium and lots of new buildings.