Monday, October 15, 2007

Around the world in 30 hours

After a long day (days?) of travel, we're now in Israel. I think it was something like 30 hours from the time we left our house in Berkeley until we arrived at my cousin Ziggy's house in Lachish. Things went reasonably smoothly -- I think the hardest thing I've encountered so far is trying to post some pictures to this blog using IE5 in Hebrew, and finding no way other than installing GIMP to manipulate the pictures to post them here. But after all of that I'm pretty tired, so I'll try to keep this brief.

With an 8 hour or so layover, we managed to have a reasonably full afternoon in Paris. We went to Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame, roamed around the streets and sampled some French food, and wandered outside of the Louvre (way too little time to head inside), which is where this nifty picture comes from.
In Lachish we've spent the day visiting with family and touring around the moshav. Even though it's past most of the harvest and the grapes may not allegedly be at their finest, I think my memories from my trip back in 1979 have indeed been fulfilled. The grapes here are great.

Anyway, that's about it for now. We're off to Jerusalem tomorrow, then on to Tel Aviv, and from there we'll see.
We'll try to keep posting when we have the chance and keep anyone who might be reading this informed about our travels.


Anonymous said...

This is great! So fun to read an update. It looks beautiful (both paris and the vinyards). Enjoy the trip.

Alice said...

Glad you decided to reopen the blog. The vineyard looks amazing! Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures.

Anonymous said...

hope you guys are enjoying your travels! i'm glad you got to see st. chapelle in paris -- so spectacular. hopefully we'll be in the bay area soon to enjoy enother cocktail with you two. take care

Anonymous said...

wow! 30 hours! hope you're having fun! xo