Monday, December 15, 2008

Israel

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I spent a year and a half in Israel a few years ago, and thought I'd share some of my positive memories.

- The weather. I loved how it never rained in the summer, and you barely ever needed a coat in the winter. Loved it.

- The food. Okay, lots of it was crap, but lots was great. Like bread for fifty cents a loaf (seriously). During bein hazmanim, I lived off of that stuff. Also hummus (a kilo tub for like two bucks). Oh, you know those shoko bags kids take to school? Those rock.

- Buses, tiyulim. Loved the buses, and how you were never too far from your next tiyul. Went on lots of tiyulim. LOVED Ein Gedi! Didn't go to Masada:(.

- Shabbos. LOVED it. People were always inviting us to their homes for the meals, and had LOTS of fun. Also, walking around Yerushalayim Friday night was pretty cool. It sometimes seemed like the whole city's population was walking down Shmuel Hanavi, cracking garinim.

- Carefree attitude. A lot of Israelis are mad chilled. Lots of unique personalities to hang out with. You never know what you're getting yourself into; the place is one big balagan, and it's a laugh a minute. Basically, what I'm saying is it's a lot of fun:).

4 comments:

  1. Shabbos is actually something I hated. Maybe guys have a different experience, but I know that most girls I've spoken to have felt the same as I did. Worrying about finding meals or places to stay was the most nerve wracking thing every week. My second year I had a married step sibling and close family friends who had made aliyah so it was better, but my first year I spent more than my fair share of shabboses alone in my apartment with just some pita and tehina to eat.

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  2. Glad you had fun in Isreal and got the Israel experience!

    Julia: sorry you had to experience that, I didn't go to Israel for a year so I dunno what that's like. But I can imagine.

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