I took this photo of Winston (not his real name) the morning of day 4. We woke up to him running around our camp in the dark, so excited to have us up and playing with him.
Day three began in the freezing cold. Israel may be a hot country, and we definitely spent our hiking days sweating, but at night, especially most of the way up the mountain, it got real cold.
Four nights, four days, and 90 kilometers. This is day one of our Yam l’Yam ים לים or Sea to Sea hike across Israel.
On October 12-14, we took a trip up north with our entire program. We spent time in the Golan Heights, and around the Sea of Galilee.
Thursday night, Career Israel organized a trip to Jerusalem to visit the Kotel (wailing wall) after midnight for Selichot.
We left around 6pm.
Yesterday was the first day of the Jewish new year, and things have been pretty busy the last few weeks.
Sorry for the lack of updates! The internet here seems to have a limited number of connections, of which my phone is one but my computer is not. I figured out a way to force a new IP address tonight, though, so I’ve got some time to finally make a post!
Time to start up the blog again.
After coming back from my Central American adventures, the job I thought I’d had at the rock climbing gym in Chicago never materialized. And as I couldn’t bring myself to sign up for another 2 or 3 years of administrative assistant work again, I reached out to a program I was talking with before Central America.
I applied for an internship in Israel, and I got in.
This coming Sunday, after reducing my possessions to a suitcase, a carry on bag, and a bike-plus-whatever-else-fits-with-it in a bike box, I’ll board a plane for Tel Aviv.
My internship, with a small tech company in the heart of the city, is scheduled for 5 months. But by leaving my apartment and lightening my load, I’m leaving myself open to the option of staying there after my 5 months have ended.
If I do return to the states, I’m not sure where it will be. But probably not Boston. I love the city tremendously, but there’s no time like the present to get out and explore. Maybe Colorado. Maybe California. That’s a decision I’ll make when the time gets closer.
Until then, stay tuned to the blog for (what I hope will be) plenty of photos and entries about my experience in the Holy Land in a time of war. I trust they will be just as intense as security was at the local Israeli consulate!