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ISRAEL PART 2: The places

Hello everyone! I spent today lounging around trying to fend off the jet lag ( Israel is 7 hours difference.) I think by tomorrow I should be back on schedule and I’ll get to the gym and start packing for school! :0….. hopefully

ANYWAY here are some more highlights of Israel:

( and when I  “we” I mean the awesome group of people I traveled with)

We hiked in the GOLAN HEIGHTS: it was VERY challenging

We went to SVAT : a mystical city related to the practice of Cabala

We ventured to HAIFA and the Forest of Carmel, which just endured some devastating fires

THEN we went to Tel Aviv and after a night on the town the next morning we toured the old city.

One awesome thing about ISRAEL is the yogurt. I didn’t have any at this particular spot but it was amazing anywhere we went. I just happened to get some good pictures here in Tel Aviv 🙂

yummmm…. not pictured was my amazing yogurt banana peach smoothie in Jerusalem ;).. this is REAL frozen yogurt here people very good and good for you.

We then spent the weekend in a BEAUTIFUL hotel in Jerusalem and saw the old city and the western wall!

Among other places, we ventured to the Negev Desert and spent the Night in TENTS! THEN we rode camels the next morning and went for a GREAT hike in the EIN UVDAT

THEN, we went to an agricultural farm in the middle of the desert they grow the freshest veggies and food. IT WAS MY DREAM COME TRUE. we got to eat tomatoes are strawberries right off the vine. I was in heaven ( obviously 🙂 )

I feel like I am leaving out so much because everyday was full of adventure. But remember these are the HIGHLIGHTS that I thought you’d all find the most interesting !!!

So, one morning we work up at 4:30 am! To hike to the top of MT. MASADA to see the sunrise…and lets just say it was well worth it:

THEN  we swam ( i mean FLOATED) in the DEAD SEA!!

 

Well I could go on and on about the other places and things we did during the days AND the fun times we had at night but, I’d be here another week just typing away!

I hope thats enough of a recap of my AMAZING trip 🙂 Now its back to normal blogging and ” real life” (school and such)…. I’m off to eat dinner and hang out for the night.

HAVE A GOOD ONE! Oh and let me know what you think of the trip♥


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MY TRIP TO ISRAEL part one: The FOOD


WELP, I’m finally back! My 10 whirl-wind days around the country of Israel was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

To touch on every detail of this trip in one post could take pages and pages.. so I figure I’ll do it in parts!  Tonight’s topic is the food ( obviously a main highlight that all of you readers would like to know about ;))


Breakfast was usually the same things.  cereal, eggs , toast, jams, and various yogurt were served  at pretty much every place that we stayed. I often combined cereal with cottage cheese, some jam for flavor, and fruit! It wasn’t ideal but thats all we were provided with.

I made due without oatmeal for 10 days! ( can you believe it!?? haha)

OH and tomato and cucumber salads could be found at any meal ( yes even for breakfast)

During the day we would take tours, go on hikes, and usually eat lunch on the street in a place of our own choice.

Food on the street was always fresh! Here are some pictures from  the city of Svat and a shook ( market place) outside of Jerusalem:

 

ALRIGHT. So there was this one ” PANERA- like” cafe called AROMA.

I think I ate there about four times!  The food was amazing. I got very big fresh wholesome salads with a bread that they call ” lite” break which was a fluffy bread with flax seed in the dough. VERY DELICIOUS.

I was obsessed! I told my Israeli friend that next time I come over to Israel, AROMA is the first place I’ll eat…..she lives in Israel and says she would still eat there EVERY DAY. thats how good this place is!

Think about a CHAIN restaurant that serves food this fresh all. the. time. it’s VERY  characteristic of the way this country eats

ME …. loving it 🙂

 

One more thing that is synonymous with Israel is the HUMMUS. and for a good reason.IT WAS AMAZING EVERYWHERE we went. But at this authentic Israeli restaurant was the winner.

Simple humus with olive oil. ( I think the olive oil on top enhances the flavor… I’m definitely going to start doing that from now on)

 

Welll due to the 7 hour difference I am VERY VERY off with my sleep schedule. I’m off to bed. Stay tuned for my second post about places and more food! ( of course)

 

ALSO in case anyone was wondering. NO, I haven’t worked out for 10 days and probably won’t get back to the gym until Saturday, but YOU KNOW WHAT? on an active vacation I still feel fine. I ate well and I was walking during the day and went out dancing some nights too!

What do you do on your vacations for fitness? Do you work out, plan active vacations, or just lie around and relax??

LOVE to hear back from you all!

have a nice night erryybody♥