Shalom (Peace in Hebrew) to all travelers who love good people, good wine, good food and beautiful places wherever they may be.
September 4th, 2013..a date I will remember well, the birth of our first granddaughter, Lee-Anne !!! Thanks Tal and Itzik for bringing this beautiful baby into our world.
My passport photo shows Zohara and I taking a short time to relax after a movie and before going out for dinner sometime in 2010.
I have just recently begun working with a newly organized group of people who want to promote desert trail hiking around our city of Arad. We have marked several short trails already and more to come soon. They have been recognized by the official body governing trail marking in Israel. In June 2004, they will come to inspect our trails and begin marking them prior to publishing them on offical maps.... The trails (8 of them) have been accepted by the trial authorities and field marked, they will be included in next update of trail maps...today you can find them on maps printed by the city of Arad. Now to do some for mountain bikes !!!!
Some of my friends call me crazy, no not that way, but in my hobbies and "free" time pursuits.
I love to mountain bike ride and do walks in the desert.
I volunteer in the Arad Rescue Team, where we do alpine type search and rescue. And my daughter Tal is teaching me to roller-blade now. The whole family loves to travel, experience nature firsthand, meet people and learn of their homes and cultures.
On the flip side I also collect used postage stamps, books and National Geographics. If anybody collects stamps also, let me know.
Which is the real me, don't know, maybe both, take a look and maybe, find out for yourself.
If you are interested in experiencing Israel, there is an "easy" way, you can come for several months as a volunteer to a Kibbutz, the link is: http://www.kibbutz.org.il/volunteers/vomain.htm, I received the link from roypeled who was kind enough to send it to me.
Zohara and I have just recently joined an international group called SERVAS (http://www.servas.org) whose credo is to invite visitors to your country into your home for a day or two and show them what the "inside" story is, take a look you might find it interesting.
(The picture was taken by a friend in our volunteer rescue team, he said it was a good picture so I include it here. I don't remember what I was looking at or thinking about, but it looks to be world shaking).