I've been wanting to leave Israel and travel around the region, but classes and political turmoil have made that a little difficult. Last weekend though, I got the chance to go to Jordan and jumped at it. A couple of my friends from Germany studying here for the semester wanted to go, so we took … Continue reading A Weekend in Jordan
The last two weekends have been chances to get out of Haifa and away from classes. Last weekend, I took a trip to the nearby town of Akko. Akko, or Acre as it is also spelled, is the site of Israel's first main port. I got a couple people from the group together and we … Continue reading From North to South
It's been about two weeks since my last post, and I can definitely save I've been busy. I went hiking in the Golan Heights, got lost trying to go to the shook and wandered around the Ba'hai Gardens by myself. I started an internship here and took an Arabic test. And I sat up until … Continue reading Bus Rides and Hiking and Elections, Oh My!
Okay, so one of the reasons I came to Haifa may be that there's a beach here. And it stays pretty warm all year. I'm a South Florida transplant to Gainesville who hasn't had nearly enough beach time in the last three and a half years, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I've … Continue reading Street Parties and Beach Trips
Hello, my name is Erin, and my semester in Haifa, Israel, starts tomorrow. Saturday afternoon I flew out of Miami into the Frankfurt, Germany, international airport. From there, I picked up a connecting flight into Tel Aviv, Israel. After 16 long hours of flying, airports, and very little sleep, i disembarked from the plane at … Continue reading Arriving in Haifa