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Israel, Part III

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 Andrew’s visit: Tel Aviv, the grottos at Rosh HaNikra, Lebanese and Syrian borders at Mt. Bental in the Golan Heights, Roman ruins and aqueducts at Caesarea, Jerusalem, Bedouin tents in Arad, climbing Masada, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv & Yaffo.  Lots of pictures…

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Israel, Part II

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The best of the rest: Memorial Day, Independence Day, family & friends!

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June Schedule

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May 28-June 5: Andrew visits Israel!

June 6-7: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 8-10: Salvador, Brazil

June 11-12: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 13-14: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

June 15: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

June 16-19: Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 20-22: Cuzco/Machu Picchu, Peru

June 23-25: Arequipa, Peru

June 26-27: Lima, Peru

June 28: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA!!

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Israel, Part I

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Between trips, I’ve been coming home to Israel.  And counting my various relatives, friends, family friends, Gidon, and the apartment I am renting in Jerusalem, there are quite a few homes to come home to.  It has been wonderful to be here – seeing friends, hiking, beach-ing, volunteering, and dusting off my Hebrew.  Despite having spent approximately 2+ years of my life here, spread out amongst well over a dozen trips, there are so many uncharted corners of the country.  I’ve explored Byzantine ruins, mountain hikes, clear springs, cities, and neighborhoods that I’d previously never been to.  I’ve had a bizarre number of “small world” encounters, met people from communities with which I’ve never before  engaged, and am reminded every day how much I love Israel  – though  the old woman at the bus stop might push you down to get ahead of you in line, no one is more hospitable than the people of Israel – from free cab rides to Jerusalem when I was having visa trouble to take-out restaurants offering to return my call so it would be free, Happy almost 63rd Birthday Israel!

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May Schedule

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May 2 –  Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel

May 7 –  Ari arrives in Israel!

May 9 – Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, Israel

May 10 –  Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day, Israel

May 10-13 –  Istanbul, Turkey

May 14 – Ephesus, Turkey

May 15-17 –  Dubrovnik, Croatia

May 18-20 –  Elafiti Islands, Croatia

May 28 – Andrew arrives in Israel!

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April Schedule

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April 4-7: Rome, Italy

April 8-11: Marrakech & Essaouira, Morocco

Passover and the rest of April: Israel!

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Liron’s Wedding

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March 1st, 2011  – Beit Chanan, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel – Arrival!

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After a wonderful surprise going-away party with friends and several hours of connecting flights, I arrived in Israel at about 4pm this afternoon.  Staying awake long enough to figure out how this blog works is conveniently doubling as an attempt to stave off the inevitable jetlag.  I’ll be here for the next 3 days – long enough to see my brother, relatives, and enjoy my cousin’s wedding before flying to Asia.  Perceptive comments evade me in the face of such little sleep, but I will say this:  after the unceasing New York winter this year, the balmy 70 degree weather agrees with me.

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