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My saga into Israel has been an affirmation of the hand of God in my journey. I struggled as to whether I wanted to go into Israel; being torn between my sense of safety and desire to see the place where …
... in that I tend to spend the majority of my day questioning who i am as opposed to only the first five minutes of my day, as most people would before hurriedly rushing to starbucks in order to get their caffeine hit and then absorbing themselves in their office labour sat behind a computer screen.
My bedroom is not in fact a four walled student room in some cramped apartment but a geodesic dome in the middle of the desert in Israel. I take a shower outdoors under ...
... there really didn't seem to be anything down that street, so I figured the Ethiopian food could wait until Tuesday. Instead, I had house-made gnocchi at a place called Il Pantolino. It was decent, although much softer than al dente. I still stick by my rule "always order the home-made pasta."
Tonight, I'm turning in relatively early as I have to be up for the Petra day tour and don't want to sleep on the bus the whole way there.
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... in our rooms. Around 6.30 Alvin, Caleb and a couple of the girls went for a snorkel - apparently the water was cooling off pretty well by then. Abi & Jenny were building sandcastles in the sand, and a couple of Jordanian kids came and joined them, they were really friendly chatty kids. The mums ended up coming and talking to Cindy & I. They were muslims and wore the full head dress etc, but were very friendly, one of them had ...
... three cots that were actually super comfy, blankets with a big heart on it, emerald green cloth walls, and woven carpets below your feet. We saw a suite tent that came with one of the nicest bathrooms we've seen on the trip! The place was pretty contrived (so I'm glad I got my Sahara experience), cell towers loomed nearby, our tent avenues were lined with street lamps, and we were basically on a train track, but it was fun and a cool, comfortable way to take in ...