running around the world, constantly catching buses, checking out ruins, sightseeing can eventually make ya a bit tired, so caryn and i are taking a vacation from our vacation. and what better place to do it than tel aviv. we haven’t been to a city like this since… well… london maybe? tel aviv is ultra modern. it’s sky is littered w/ shiny skyscrapers, it’s streets are filled w/ neon lights and restaurants, and it’s telephone poles are covered over completely w/ posters advertising the lastest djs playing at this club or another. if it wasn’t for the hebrew lettering everywhere, you almost wouldnt know that we were in the middle east at all. the city is crammed full of a variety of different restaurants, and caryn and i have already eaten sushi and mexican food… and are planning on getting thai later tonight. the city has jillions of bars and clubs, and people can go out all night any day of the week. we havent been to a club yet, but hopefully we can find something tonight. not only that, but our hotel is just a couple blocks from the beach.

it’s kinda nice to have no schedule for a bit, and not be worrying that we’re missing out on this sight or another. we’re chilling, sleeping in, and just hanging out. especially after yesterday’s horrible pain in the butt day, it’s a nice change.

oh yeah, did i mention that i saw more soldiers yesterday than i’ve ever seen in my life? in town, on the bus, at rsetauarnts, practically all we saw was soldiers. everyone had huge guns strapped to their backs. hordes of both girls and guy would board buses weraing their uniforms and machineguns. it was pretty crazy. for a bit we were strating to think that israel was full of nothing but soldiers… but as of today, we havent seen any. i’m wondering why there were so damn many of them yesterday. odd. it’s also odd that these people are sooo young! they’re just kids. like 10 years younger than us. i cant imagine running around w/ a machinegun when i was that young…


6 thoughts on “vacation”

  1. Happy Hannukah, Vlad!! I left a pretty long message in Caryn’s journal so I’ll keep this one short. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy Israel!

  2. . Top 10 Reasons To Like Hanukkah

    10. No roof damage from reindeer
    9. Never a silent night when you’re among your Jewish loved ones
    8. If someone screws up on their gift, there are seven more days to
    correct it
    7. Betting Hanukkah gelt (the chocolate coins) on candle races
    6. You can use your fireplace
    5. Naked spin-the-dreidel games
    4. Fun waxy buildup on the menorah
    3. No awkward explanations of virgin birth
    2. Cheer optional
    1. No Irving Berlin songs

    HAPPY HANNUKAH To you both!!

  3. thanks lora! israel has been really cool so far, althought tel aviv reminds me more of seattle or LA than israel!! we got to see a big hanukkah celebration today though, and that was really really cool!

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