Off we go…

On Wednesday we decided that we wanted to go away– somewhere. One of the big advantages to living in Israel is that aside from the notable exception of our neighboring countries which are less than welcoming to us, we are located only a short distance from a lot of interesting places and a jaunt to most of them is not very expensive.

So I searched a couple of Israeli sites on the internet for the dates we wanted to travel and looked for a place we hadn’t been before. I was able to find an inexpensive trip to… Bulgaria.

When I told my older daughter, she said, “Oh yes, we were in Varna. The center of town is very pretty.” My middle son also has been there.

But I don’t think that we are unusual for Israelis. Aside from the advantage of travel being inexpensive for us, all of us suffer from a form of “cabin fever” that one gets when one realizes that aside from the sea, every border of our country offers danger. Even our most friendly neighbors have problems accepting us. And so we are “landlocked,” unable to get into our cars and travel across the border to another country, and deep in the Israeli psyche is a need to travel.

Today I went to the supermarket and stocked up on food that we can take with us. We’ll take a variety of foods that don’t require refrigeration and supplement with fresh fruits and vegetables. We get about 20 kilos (44 pounds) each luggage allowance, so we should have some left over weight for our clothes. On Sunday we take off for our next adventure. Stay tuned.

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  1. Have a wonderful trip! We’re off to Baltimore this weekend for a family wedding. Not quite Bulgaria, but I am sure the center of town is nice. (LOL)

    Be well…