Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jaffa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem!

The flee market in Jaffa, full of color!
The view of Tel Aviv from the highest point in Jaffa
Am ancient doorway/monument in Jaffa
St. Peter's Church in Jaffa
A typical astrological plaque in Old Jaffa
The view of Tel Aviv from the port in Jaffa, which is said to be one of the oldest ports in the world!
The view of Jaffa from the beach in Tel Aviv
Jewish girls playing during a break from school
A sculpture and a mosque in Tel Aviv
Rachael Ramrass and me in Nachlaot, Jerusalem, before Shabbat
The cave of Machpelah, in Hevron
Passionate prayers, and messy hair inside Maarat Hamachpelah
People singing and dancing in Maarat Hamachpelah befoe Shabbat amidst the gravesites of Avraham, Yizchak, Yaakov, Sara, Rivkah, and Lea- as well as Adam and Eve!
Family photos at Maarat Hamachpelah
Rachael and me at Maarat Hamachpelah, around 6am!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Treats from the shuk. Baklavah, almond cake, and orange spaghetti cake!
Surfers at Banana Beach
The Dolphin Beach in Eilat
The view from a hike in the Negev Desert
Dolphins!
Three dolphins came up to me to pose for a picture! I love them!
A party cruise boat in Eilat
Me at the Dolphin Beach
A camel, a peacock, and a herd of dear... in metal
Eilat
Rocky cliffs in the Negev
Ksenia and me

A naturally formed crater in the Negev, in the distance is Egypt

The tour guide using a tomato to show how a crater forms. He is shown slurping up the "sand and sediment" over thousands of years....

Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Raining Chatolim and Kelevim!

Thunderstorms in Tel Aviv! I have never heard thunder so loud, seen lightning so close, or experienced droplets of rain that could fill a measuring cup! It's intense! My Uplan was canceled yesterday due to rain, and today my volunteer position at the soup kitchen was off! As a seasoned woman of the rain, it makes me laugh that these tough Israeli's don't know what to do with themselves when the rain comes pouring down. I like that everything shuts down though, because when it rains, all I want to do is stay inside, watch movies, and eat hummus anyway!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tel Aviv, Israel

Two new beach friends!
My new friend Tomer and me on the beach at sunset!
So happy!
Banana Beach, 3 minute walk from my apartment!
The cafes sprawl out into the sand. I sat and drank a beer with my toes in the silky soft sand!
Shuk HaCarmel. One of the biggest open markets in Tel Aviv, steps away from my front door!
Fresh tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, hummus, tahini, and eggplant- all from the Shuk!
Falafel and pickled veggies. Sooooo good!
My kitchen in the heart of Tel Aviv.
The living room.
Every Tuesday and Friday there is an outdoor artist's market.
Pronounced, "penis".

Gorgeous Greece with Hanni and Virginia!

A beautiful church on Santorini!
Greek salad, grilled squid, grilled octopus, mussels, french fries, and wine.
We sat right at a small port by the water in Santorini. Mmmmmm...
(don't look Dad!)
Waffles with nutella and ice cream on a rooftaop garden in Athens!
The Acropolis at night!
Santorini Sunset.

On a boat ride from Santorini! We had just taken a dip in the ocean. I was afraid of sharks, but I made it out alive.
From the boat we stopped at an old volcano where a boat hand showed us around, and told us how the Greek men are, "the sexiest in the world...."
Sister love!
Hanni and myself at a church by the Red Beach!
Me, outside our Santorini hotel room.
Greek salad, Mythos beer, mythos salt and pepper shakers, by the beach in Naxos!
We took an amazing bike ride around the island of Naxos.
The acropolis.