Sheltered in The Himalayas   Travel diary

I needed to escape, and found a refuge in the Himalayas between June and December 2004. I volunteered for the Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, followed their escape route across Nepal, trekked the Khumbu Trail to the Everest, and wound up in Tibet. My diary describes some of the pre-arrangements, and everything I went through during this fascinating experience. To the diary...


Egypt, Thousands of Years of History and Culture   Hebrew diary

Most of the monuments of ancient Egypt are scattered along the Nile Valley. In my travel diary, I summarize the history of ancient Egypt, and through the archaeological remains which I visited, I tell conventional notions about the development of the religion and culture. I describe works of art including sculptures, reliefs and paintings, and the architecture of temples, tombs, forts, a church, mosques and a synagogue. I visited the sites along the Nile in December 2006 and January 2017. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Kamchatka, Tough and Wild   Hebrew diary

Kamchatka is a peninsula in northeastern Russia. Bears roam freely among the streams and dense green vegetation. Volcanoes panting, bubbling and raising steam, and minerals paint the ground with vibrant colors. In my diary I describe the treks with a backpack, helicopter flights to isolated places, and shaking in monstrous vehicles. I made the excursion to Kamchatka in July and August 2016. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Wild Nature in The Altai Ridge   Hebrew diary

The Altai mountain range stretches from southern Siberia, across Kazakhstan and China, to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We climbed to the foot of mount Belukha, in the Golden Mountains of Siberia, and hiked the Altai trek in Western Mongolia. We exchanged smiles with the Altaians in Siberia and with the Kazakhs in Mongolia, admired the glaciers, lakes, rivers and spectacular autumn foliage. I trekked in the Altai ridge in August and September 2014. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


On the Roof of the World in Tajikistan   Hebrew diary

In Tajikistan we trekked in the Fann mountains between turquoise lakes, enormous peaks and ridges. We traveled in the Great Pamir plateau and along a stretch of the silk road, accompanied by the noise of gushing waters, crossed villages nested in green valleys, and enjoyed the locals' hospitality. I traveled in Tajikistan in August 2013. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Late Winter in The Black Forest   Hebrew diary

Winter 2013 continued in Germany in late March and early April, when we walked in The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) and in Kaiserstuhl. We walked on icy paths, watched the snow pile-up on the bald trees, and the precursors of spring flowers beginning to split the thick white blanket. It was gray and cold, yet beautiful and mysterious. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Modest Ethiopians and Wild Landscapes   Hebrew diary

I had exciting experiences in Ethiopia. I participated in the Meskel celebrations with the Gurage people, and admired their simple life. I traversed the Simiem Mountains along green slopes, and visited the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. I traveled through Ethiopia in September and October 2012. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Iceland, Blowing and Sparking   Hebrew diary

My voyage in Iceland was exceptional. I was amazed by the sunlight around-the-clock, the burning earth, the black soil, the soft ground, the natural geothermal pools, the fully equipped kitchens and restrooms, sleeping bag accommodation, and the hidden people folklore. I was charmed for five weeks in July 2012. My impressions are written in Hebrew. To the diary...


The Wadis in the North of Moab: Cheering Water   Hebrew diary

The Wadis flowing into the Dead Sea from the east (Jordan) are full of water. We freshened up in the streams, jumped into the natural ponds, slid down the waterfalls, and admired the palm trees decorating the cliffs. The diary is about my last trip in May 2012. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Excitement in the Indian Himalaya   Hebrew diary

During my visit in Uttarakhand I enjoyed the landscape and the nestled Himalayan villages while trekking in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, as well as during my stay at locals houses in the Chaundas Valley. I attended the Rung Tribal Kangdali Festival, held once in twelve years, and was touched by the way the Rung people accepted me into their extended family. I traveled in India during September and October 2011. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Loving Heart   Hebrew story

A life-threatening deficiency was detected in the heart of seven year old Hawraz. Hawraz is Kurdish born, and lives in Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, where there are no means and knowledge to treat the problem. Hawraz was invited and flown to the Wolfson Hospital as part of Save a Child's Heart, an Israeli-based project, and underwent heart surgery. In the article I describe Hawrazs personal story, during her stay in Israel between April and May 2011. The story is written in Hebrew. To the story...


Deep Red in Edom Mountains   Hebrew diary

Together with the Bedouins who live in Humeima and their camels, we descended through Wadi Aheimir, an ancient route which crosses Edom Mountains from Humeima (ancient Hawara) to Gharandal in the Arabah Valley. We sneaked through enormous granite cliffs, crossed the vast dunes of Wadi er Raqiya, and marveled at the sandstone with its amazing shapes and colors in the Rainbow Canyon of Wadi Qseib. I hiked this route twice, in November 2006 and in January 2011. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


The Open Doors in Mongolia   Hebrew diary

The Mongolians' open home left in me a strong impression. In my diary I describe exciting encounters with the nomads who live a simple life, reaching out to share their food and shelter; adventures during a trek and a challenging horse-back ascent to the secluded Tsaatan people, between sapphire blue skies and green steppe; and the excitement during the Naadam festival among Mongolians in their festive attire. My voyage took place during July and August, 2010. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Colorful Celebration in Rajef Mountains   Hebrew diary

South-west of Petra, in the Edom Mountains, there rise the relict mountains of Rajef. On our trek across this region we learnt about the Bedouins' life, were amazed by the unique structures and unimaginable sandstone colors, climbed up white sandstone domes, descended into hidden canyons and crevices, and freshened-up in spring-water. My diary describes our four day tour in Rajef Mountains in April 2010. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


The Wantoks of Papua New Guinea   Hebrew diary

I was fascinated by the PNG Wantok system. The Wantok clan is the centre of the universe of a Papua New Guinean, his social insurance and refuge. In my diary I describe the different tribes' life-styles; the ceremonial Singsing spectacles; my exciting experiences in remote villages, where I slept on wooden floor, in palm huts, and bathed in the river; the difficult treks and the glorious diving sites along The Great Barrier Reef. I appended to this diary an expenses' table for those considering traveling to PNG. I toured PNG between July and September 2009. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Petra, The Rose City   Hebrew diary

On my recent trip to Petra I was impressed by the world-famous monuments, and by the variety of trails packed with magnificent nooks which led us there. We camped in a Bedouin tent north of the ruins of Petra, and chose a different approach on each day. My diary describes the four day tour in and around Petra in May of 2009. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Adventures in The Peruvian Andes   Hebrew diary

It was great to trek in the mighty Andes! In my diary I describe how the idea sprouted and the necessary preparations; I tell about the people whom I met and about my travelling partners; I describe the sights and the experiences along the trek. I appended a table and a map of the Huayhuash trek, and an expenses table for those who plan to go on a journey to Peru and to the Huayhuash trek. I traveled in Peru during August and September 2008. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Georgia, God's Little Acre   Hebrew diary

I trekked in Georgia, and was amazed by the beauty of its nature and people. In my diary I tell about my adventures, the wild nature, the wonderful people who welcomed us with warm hearts, and the difficult life in those isolated regions. The diary includes appendix with practical information. I trekked in Georgia during August and September 2007. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


The Charms of Laos   Hebrew diary

Laos is enchanting, colorful, and its people are amazing. In my diary I relate to my experiences among the friendly people I met in Laos, facing language difficulties, the calm life in the bamboo and timber villages, and my impressions of its wild landscape. My trip took me to the Lao Hill Tribe villages and to treks through jungles in the north-west part of Laos. The diary includes appendix with practical information. My five weeks trip took place during February and March 2007. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Touring Jerusalem   Hebrew tour plan

Suggested itinerary for wandering in the old city of Jerusalem, which I enjoyed during a weekend of Jewish and Muslim holidays (Sukkot and Ramadan) in October 2006. The old city has an exceptional atmosphere during holidays and on Saturdays, created by crowds of visitors and orthodox members of all three religions, who wander through the narrow streets and alleys, either to visit the sacred sites or merely to absorb the sounds, scents and vivid sights of the markets. The tour plan is written in Hebrew. To the tour plan...


Touring Istanbul   Hebrew tour plan

Suggested itinerary for strolling in Istanbul, which I enjoyed during a long weekend on June 2006. To admire the architecture, to wander in the noisy markets and enjoy the colors and smells, to have a cup of tea in the coffee shops, to become stimulated and get excited. The plan includes tips collected from Siko Bechor, and Metropolis magazine about Istanbul by Eretz, 2003. The tour plan is written in Hebrew. To the tour plan...


The Kangchenjunga at a Touching Range   Hebrew diary

I wanted to trek distant from other tourists and commercial treks. In May 2006 I trekked for 28 days to both of the Kangchenjunga base camps, in the far north-eastern Nepal. In my diary I elaborate on the preparations and all I went through on this amazing "off the beaten track" adventure. This diary includes lots of technical details, which can serve anyone who plans to trek, especially those who are planning to trek the Kangchenjunga. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...


Antarctica Without Mercy   Hebrew diary

My strongest impression during the Antarctica voyage was that Antarctica is merciless. During January through March 2004 we sailed onboard a yacht from the Falkland Islands to the South Georgia Islands; from there we continued to the Antarctica Peninsula. My diary describes the preparations, and everything I went through on this adventurous journey. The diary is written in Hebrew. To the diary...



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