April 2016

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Leaving the city of gold

I have decided to leave Jerusalem early, maybe its the stress of Aliyah, or just being stressed, but the people and city are depressing me. So many things that I’m seeing that I just cant resolve within myself. So I have decided to step things up a bit and move onto Haifa, secretly I’m actually

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A tale of 2 City's

The old city of Jerusalem is steeped in it history bearing down upon it and its inhabitants with almost a oppressive quality. My first view of the city was from my “bedroom” at around 5 am when the Mosque Called to prayer, and the sun started to crawl its away to conqueror the its city

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The Road to Jerusalem

After the aggravation and disappointment of Eilat, The road to Jerusalem seemed the best distraction, and I am finding that I’m getting itchy feet more readily, I see what every means about the travel being addictive, I could very easily get used to this as a permanent lifestyle. The biggest Surprise to come Out of

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Today has been another test of my ability to back down from my own resolve, I am not accustomed to not achieving my goals. Unfortunately the desert leg of my travels is going to have to be put on hold until next year, acceptance of this really turned my head upside down, I had a

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Eilat is HOT.. a dry hot, it feels like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. You can feel you are close to or in fact in a dessert next to water, the atmosphere is like a constant tug or war between the 2. And as beautiful as a Tel Aviv Sunset on the ocean

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Follow me I'm lost!

While leaving the Tel Aviv central bus station I had a “Bella Vista’ of the city, sprawling below bustling along to its on vibrant high energy tune, No on my way to Eilat, I find myself at fear of the loss of the little security I had manage to build up in myself and around

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Even if it is slow you can still get there.

My absorption into the Israeli citizenship is now complete, I fear that my journey as an Israeli person is still a long ways from realization. Having the opportunity to look into a society from an outside perspective is fascinating, educational, soul searching and introspective. I am however beginning to get frustrated with myself and my seeming inability

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Know your limits

To day has been full of realizations about Israel, Israeli’s and the hardest of all today was about my self and my own limits. What the mind wants the body cannot always provide indefinably. So my force of nature approach although effective for as long as it lasted was not sustainable, and I collapsed, I

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Day 2, and I'm still alive

Today I recovered from my first mistake since I landed, I chose my Hostel poorly and was over charged terribly lesson learned. I traveled from Or Yehuda to Tel Aviv University by Bus, it was an experience, both visual and emotional. Not being able to read street signs, product labels or anything else really has its

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All things must change

As fond as I am of sprouting words of wisdom, this one is close to me right now, The only thing that is constant in life, is change, and finding myself having to make changes beyond the scope of everyday life does leave me with pause. I have today made Aliyah to Israel, the return,