Cairo you say?

Here’s a diddie update!

After dad left I spent a night back on the [[kibbutz]] and then headed up to stay with Maia’s family on Kibbutz Evron. There was loads of fun =] We did Seder with 600 people and lots of singing the first night, and then with family from around Israel the second. The day after that I went down to [[Jerusalem]] to meet Eli, and went straight from there to [[Eilat]] and then over to [[Jordan]] and up to [[Petra]] – so I was travelling from 3.30 am till 6pm! We found a hostel and the next day went to see Petra – which is amazing!

Met a great couple that evening whilst looking for a cab share to Wadi Rum – a really amazing bit of desert – and ended up sharing their rented car and camping with them in the desert. The next day started with coffee and a 4 hour hike through the dunes and rocks back to Rum village where the car (and more water) was waiting – with two tires nicely flattened and nailed by the local kids; the local engineer fixed it for us though.

Then Eli and I went to [[Aqaba]], and got a ferry over to Egypt! Followed by a really, really long night bus to [[Cairo]].

We’ve been here now a couple of days, it’s the most amazing city – an indescribable balagan of people, cars and salesmen. Saw the pyramids (the pyramids!) today, went inside one of them, lots of cool stuff =]

Probably going back to Israel in the next few days, to do some volunteering and a bit of living in Jerusalem!

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Life after Ulpan, Bombs in Haifa and Roni has a job!

Hello! Rob sent me an email and I wrote him a proper reply, so here’s an extract from my latest work “An email to Rob”.

Went to Megedo today, which is where the [[Armageddon]] is supposed to be happening! (Armageddon is actually from the words Har Megedo, which means Megedo mountain!). Swam in the [[dead sea]] the other day, climbed [[Masada]] (up the Roman path!) 🙂 This country is full of amazing things to do!

I have a few days left of the [[ulpan]]! I finish on Thursday, and dad’s coming on Friday. Then we’re travelling for a little over a week. The rest is a bit of a haze of going to [[Petra]] (in [[Jordan]]), camping a few nights on the [[Kineret]] and spending time with Maia’s family for [[Pesach]]. On the 16th I start volunteering on a farm up north for two weeks, and I just heard today about another place in the [[Negev]] helping to build an eco-building (or something similar) on a place who get eggs from their own chickens, milk form their goats, grow their own vegetables and recommend you take a tent with if you don’t want to sleep in the open!

After that, nothings fixed (not that any of that was fixed!). I would like it to include some time in [[Sweden]], followed by a week in [[Holland]] before getting a bus back to [[London]] sometime in June or July!

I had no idea Roni was doing a paper round! The police found 6-7 bombs in [[Haifa]] the other day. Nothing exploded, but they’re pretty sure they came from [[East Jerusalem]] (which means they’re Palestinian). (Don’t panic)