Italy has been a blast. I’ve ridden every day for the past 9 days, so I’m taking today off as a rest day.
Last year for my last birthday, Charly and I spent a week in California exploring Yosemite National Park. I sadly never made a post about it!
This year for Charly’s birthday we went out west again, but this time to Nevada, Arizona, and Utah to visit National Parks out there. The photos in this post were taken by both of us.
Israel was a blast. I was back visiting friends I’d made in just 5 months but hadn’t seen in a year.
We drank, danced, played, worked, talked, laughed, lamented, explored, and ate a lot of hummus together.
Last weekend I went to New Hampshire with Julian and Erin to get our boat-drivers certifications. Now I can now drive a boat in 49 states! (I should probably find out what that last one is….)
We also learned how to wakeboard, which is really exhausting.
I killed one terrarium along the way but consider it a fair price to pay for aquatic freedom.
There’s not a ton to say about Jerusalem, but there are a lot of photos.
My good friend Charlotte (Charly) came to visit last week. It was her first time in Israel but it was only for 9 days, so we had a lot of things to see and not a lot of time to do it. We traveled from all the way up in the Golan Heights, to all the way down to Makhtesh Ramon, and everywhere in between. But first, we started in Tel Aviv.
I got to explore the Negev last weekend with our program. From nearly falling off cliffs to breaking my phone to dancing on tanks to seeing a dead guy to eating way too spicy peppers, it was quite a 3 days.
Keep reading for more, but beware, this post is EXTREMELY image heavy.
Last weekend, I went with 10 other people from my program up north to spend the weekend on a kibbutz.
Some photos from our hike up Har Carmel, near Haifa. It was a fun day that involved a Druze village, hardstyle, amazing falafel, and a really sketchy Sheirut ride. And we did it in shorts and t-shirts on December 5th.
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This past weekend, our program took a trip to Ein Gedi and the dead sea for some hiking, swimming, and two days of dialoguing with Israeli peers.