June 2013: Six days in Dubrovnik (with forays into Bosnia and Montenegro) was my birthday present this year. Thank you, VTers, for all the beautiful wishes that popped up when I opened my laptop in this red-roofed, blue-bayed, sun and sweat-drenched Croatian city on June 17!
January 2013: The new year started off with what turned out to be a mini-peace summit in Amman, Jordan. Fantasy, perhaps, but I can see the Wikipedia workshop I took part in, together with Wikipedians from all over the Arab world, as a model for conflict resolution that could be implemented on a wider scale.
July 2102: Spent a week in DC attending the Wikimania conference at George Washington University. Found Washington as monumental and clean as ever. Meeting VTer Zanzooni added a whole new dimension, as we zipped around police cars parked in the middle of the road (while police women manicured their nails or took care of other important business not openly apparent to the human eye) and visited Old Town Alexandria and Maryland Harbor.
May 2011: My bags are packed and ready to go. This time the route is Toronto-New York! Duration: 10 days, to see my mom and attend a family party.
June update: Home again, just in time to see my apricot tree bear its first two fruits and get a heap of birthday wishes from all my VT friends. A collective THANKS to you all.
September 2010 update: Back from a 6-day trip to Poland to retrace the route of my in-laws, who boarded the last train out on September 1, 1939.
Thank you, VTer Evanna, for opening our eyes to the wonders of Warsaw.
End of January update: I'm home again, after making the rounds of family homes (and 4 different beds): from Larchmont to Long Island to Greenwich Village and back.
January 2010: From tonight, I'm on the road again. I'm heading for New York, for a happy family event this time! Judging by all the news reports, I'd better wear nice underwear (for the body scanners)..LOL
November 2009 update: It was indeed a sad trip that ended in loss. I was glad I could be there for my mother. But she is one tough cookie and slowly getting back on her feet.
June 2009: I loved reading all the birthday messages. If I had time, I would answer you all individually, but my flight to Toronto is close at hand. Unfortunately, this 2-week trip is not for fun, but to help my mother through a difficult time.
Amazingly, I am off again, this time for a 4-day whiz around ROME! See you all next week!
December 19, 2008: Back to the grind after a fabulous (albeit rainy) visit to the over-the-top city of piazzas, palazzos and pizzas.
THE GILA SHUTTLE
Leaving tonight, October 23, 2008, for an 11-day mad dash from Tel Aviv to New York to Rhode Island to Boston to Athens and back again. For the moment, toodle-oo!
Nov. 4: Home again. Wow, what a trip, and thank you, thank you, thank you VTers: Lionreb for helping us discover Rhode Island and Janetanne for that splendid introduction to Athens!
ISRAEL WORLDMEET , SEPTEMBER 2008
JULY2 (Louise) , EKATERINBURG (Katherine), ANGIEBABE (Angela), A2LOPES (Antonio), MACADONIANUK (Valentina) & husband + adorable daughter, FRUITLOVER (Avi) - I LOVED HOSTING YOU ALL.
Now I know for a fact that VTers are not just cyberpeople. THEY ARE FOR REAL.
Thank you all for broadening my world - without even leaving my house!