The One With the New Country

The elevators here are kind of awesome. It was one of the first things we noticed after arriving at our hotel and taking our suitcases upstairs. Most of the elevators have manual doors and are incredibly small. The apartment elevators all hold about three people squished very closely together. If you forgot to close theContinue reading “The One With the New Country”

The One With the Title Like a Friends Episode

It turns out that the best way to destress after a final and take a quick break from studying to relax, is to go for a hike! I had three days of finals before a three day break and my last final so I had quite a few late afternoon hikes. For our finals we hadContinue reading “The One With the Title Like a Friends Episode”

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

As promised last time, I went hiking the very next day and took some pictures of the hanukkiah from the top of electric mountain. The sun was setting so I got some pretty awesome pictures. The last day of Hanukkah was Christmas Eve so it’s been over for awhile now, however the stores are stillContinue reading “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree”

Hanukkah, O Hanukkah….

So I ended last post with pictures of the wadis in the desert filled with oil. However, the very next day it rained and the whole valley started flooding. This definitely had potential devastating impacts on the oil spill but dams were made to try to contain the oil so it didn’t spill into Jordan.Continue reading “Hanukkah, O Hanukkah….”

Here There Be Oil….

We had a fun potluck for our belated Thanksgiving, I made mashed potatoes and gravy, our academic director made a stuffed chicken. As I mentioned in the last blog it was postponed to the following Monday since students were gone on the Thursday of Thanksgiving. The best part about Thanksgiving is getting together and cooking together,Continue reading “Here There Be Oil….”

Anniversaries and Birthdays

And really, aren’t they one and the same when you think about it? A birthday is just celebrating the anniversary of your birth after all. I mentioned before that the last day of our Negev Trip was on my birthday, but since the blog post ended there, I didn’t get to talk about the marvelousContinue reading “Anniversaries and Birthdays”