I remember playing hopscotch as a kid, throw a pebble into a block, and hop on over to whatever number you were on. Starting off was easy but the further you got the harder it was- sometimes the pebble would land in the right block and other times it was to the one above, to the left or right or even the previous one. Then there was the dreaded wobbles, teetering on the border of where you should be and where you might like to be. I've enjoyed playing some global hopscotch: I know where I'd like to visit, but sometimes I overshoot and land up some where to the left or right or torn between my plan and where I'd really like to go.
I think that's what keeps things interesting, in fact I'd take a bit more overshooting if I could. As long as I get to the places I want to see, I'm not particularly fazed about the order or whether it makes geographical- or economical- sense. I've once flown from Tel Aviv to Sicily via Latvia and Rome.
|Mt Etna, Sicily. Active volcano that we climbed|
|Couch surfers @Madam Tussaud's Dec 2010|
|Touching the highest point in Grazalema|
If it were't for the clouds we'd
|The Turquoise Coast in Turkey|
the diving was amazing
So how exactly have I been managing to throw my pebble to places such as France, Spain, Turkey, Israel and Italy all on one- long gone- pay check?
I will forever lament their names, Workaway and Couchsurfing will always be my perfect idea of travel.
|Getting ready for Shabbat|
My Workaway experiences have been nothing short of fantastic while my latest Couchsurfing exploits have surprised me each time.
Summer 2011, let's see where my pebble lands.
|Not quite a couch- our room in |
|A reminder that while you were|
people were shooting up on your doorstep.
|Picking olives in Sicily|
|Myth (not) Busted: Reading on the Dead Sea|