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Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem December 4th 2006

לפני שאנחנו הולכים לאכול אוכל מוזר ולא מוכר במשך תקופה כל כך ארוכה התמקמנו, עדי, אני ומשפחת דגן המורחבת במסעדה טובה בתל אביב, שנזכור איזה אוכל טוב אנחנו מפסידים...... read more

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv November 28th 2006

hello everyone!! I hope you al had a fabulous thanksgiving! As I mentioned in my short email last week, I just cooked a thanksgiving style dinner for me and one of my roommates. One of my french roommates to be exact. hehe. It was strange to be away for the holiday. I realized that I've been away from home for every other major holiday, both Jewish and American before, but never thanksgiving. So it was weird for me to be away from home and americans, hehe. As many americans as there are in Israel, most of my friends right now are not, so I didn't expect to have the same thanksgiving experience, even if I could cook the whole meal. But I got to tell my non-american friends about the holiday, and they certainly liked the ... read more

Middle East » Israel » West Bank » Hebron November 20th 2006

His panic-stricken little face lights up when he receives the information that we’ll escort him home, sending him skipping merrily down the road on an errand to buy potatoes. This is the Palestinian Authority controlled area of Hebron, and as we cross through Tel Rumeida checkpoint to the other side in order to wait for the Palestinian boy’s return, we soon discover the source of his fear. We are confronted by around 100 ultra-orthodox Jews, who are gathered in Hebron to mark ‘Hebron day’, one of whom shouts “You know that Jesus is gay?”. None of us really react to this arbitrary taunt, however it does serve to focus the crowd’s attentions squarely on our small group of human rights workers. Another shouts “What are you doing here?” “Tourists” I reply, believing this to be the ... read more

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv November 18th 2006

Hello All! Another lovely entry from my life in Tel Aviv. I continue to love this city. I always said that I never wanted to live near the beach, because the beach was like a paradise for me, and I didn't want it to lose that special feeling. And, I love living in the city, and I didn't want to give up the city life for the beach. I guess I never realized you can have both at the same time. Tel Aviv is this perfect combination, a big, vibrant city, on the beach. You don't have to go to far to reach the beach. And lucky for me, I live 5 minutes walking from the beach. It is truely amazing. I love having the best of both worlds! And, while I used to be afraid ... read more
wind surfers
sailing together is more fun
windsurfing in tel aviv

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv November 6th 2006

Hello! I would like to welcome all those who I just recently added as subscribers to my blog! (thats most of you, although I hope more than 7 people were reading my blog before! even if you weren't subscribed). Well, Tel Aviv is still awesome. The weather has finally started to change. Who knew that it wasn't always 90 degress and sunny out?? So, its the beginning of winter in Israel, which is basically like the fall on the northern east coast. Its raining and chilly and windy, and probably in the 50s/60s. So yeah, winter in Israel does exist, but in comparison to pittsburgh, it ain't nothing. The only problem? I only really have summer clothes! And a few long sleeve shirts and a couple light sweatshirts. I'll have to do something about this, hehe. ... read more
peace now
rain in Israel

Middle East » Israel November 3rd 2006

רק בדקתי.... (:... read more

Middle East » Israel » Haifa District » Haifa October 23rd 2006

Hi! I'm writing to you from my new apartment in Tel Aviv! We moved in a week ago, and I have to say that the apartment is great. It is in the absolute center of Tel Aviv, 5 minutes to the beach, the main shopping areas, all the buses, and plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and grocery stores all within short walking distances. The kitchen and living room were just restored, so all the kitchen is brand new and theres a couch and tv and even a dvd player! It is really great. I"m sharing a room with the other american girl in my group, Erica, who I also happen to be working with (we spend lots of time together because of these 2 things). So, everyone has been asking me, what about work?! Well, here's ... read more
the view of Haifa from the hotel
more cousins!

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv October 20th 2006

I lived 4 years in Israel in historical Caesarea - amazing place by the sea in between Tel Aviv and Haifa. These are just a very few pictures from that time - will have to scan and add more later. ... read more
My 1st dive in year 2000 - Eilat Israel
Beach Natanya
Dislocated elbow

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv October 19th 2006

Well, I am completely worn out. Spent a sleepless night in Jerusalem while visiting a friend from Sde Boker, and I've been packing my bags since running only on 30 minutes of sleep from a bus ride from Jeru to Tel Aviv. As for a summary of the last what's been up: I spent a great and final week in Kadita doing the usual. Fussing about in the garden with holes, eating olives, watching baskets get woven, and moving about. I did a venture over to Kibbutz Sasa near the end to visit the few kids I knew from the USA on my program who decided to enlist in the Israeli Army, and are living together in Sasa meantime. Thought I was crazy? I spent the rest of the time, doing little but preparing for my ... read more

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