I’m only a couple of days away from my vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I could not be more excited. We know what we’re doing for the first few days, and then we’ll wing it from there. It’s been so long since I’ve been anywhere, so I’m happy simply to be leaving home and exploring a new place, but the fact that I’m going back to Europe really takes the cake. Continue reading “Leaving for Scotland Soon!”
I just got back from my very first business trip, which is a pretty cool statement. I got to fly out to Alberta to help with some training and interviewing. Three days straight of travelling, on a plane each of those days, travelling to two cities. Crazy town. Continue reading “My First Business Trip”
Our trip to Edinburgh is officially and completely booked. I am so, so, so, SO excited. Dates are set. Flights are booked. Seats have been reserved. Place is booked. Time has been taken off of work. This is happening! Continue reading “Completely Booked”
I’m so excited! My boyfriend and I have chosen where we’re going to go for our vacation next year, and we decided on Edinburgh! It’s gonna be great! I’m giddy as a school girl! I can’t wait. Continue reading “We Chose Edinburgh!”
I really, really, really miss Europe. I miss travelling. I miss the freedom, and the joy, the adventure. I haven’t gone anywhere since coming back from Europe, save for a weekend trip over to Victoria back in February, and the travel bug is really starting to bite at me. I want to go somewhere! I’d take pretty much anywhere, but my list from last week covers the places I’d most like to see. Continue reading “I Miss Europe”
I’ve been pretty lucky in my travel adventures – I’ve gotten to go to a lot of places I’ve long dreamed of visiting, and I’ve been wowed by places I never thought I’d end up. But there are still a lot of places in this world I’d like to go and see. Continue reading “My Travel Wish List”
My last few days in Israel felt like a pretty good summation of the trip on a whole. Of course, we had many group discussions about the things we had done and all we had learned, what to take away from the experience. We spent time with one another, getting in the last goodbyes before we were rushed onto our separate planes. But before all that, we got to see just a little bit more of Israel’s history – and it was really, really cool. Continue reading “Israel Days 28-30: My Last Days In Israel”
Our visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Israel, was an emotional and upsetting day. Although I have learned about the Holocaust my entire life, there were still many things I learned that day that shocked me, the things we discussed horrifying to imagine as a reality. Continue reading “Israel Day 27: A Visit to the Holocaust Museum”
It was time for us to say goodbye to our kibbutz and head out for our next adventure, which, as it turned out, would leave us feeling a little blind. I’d been in caves before, but never have I had an experience quite like this one. Continue reading “Israel Day 25: Cave Spelunking”
I can now officially say that I have climbed through a hole in a fence. And that was just the start of a day that would bring all kinds of new adventures to me.
We climbed through a hole in a fence to reach our breakfast. Not sure why; I think our leaders were just having a laugh. But we climbed through and came out onto a beach where our breakfast was waiting for us. There, I got to have milk in a bag, chocolate milk at that, and it was awesome. Something about milk being in a bag makes it even better. Milk in a bag is not something I’d ever seen before (although I have since discovered milk in a bag in Ontario as well), but evidently it was a common thing in Israel.
We ate quickly as it would soon be time for our first activity of the day. We hadn’t been told anything, except that we needed to wear our bathing suits because we would be getting wet – very wet.
As we approached the water’s edge, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t think a million guesses would have gotten me even close to what we were actually doing. I looked into the water and I saw… Continue reading “Israel, Day 24: Boats, Jeeps, and Milk in a Bag”