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Hitch hiking in the desert

Oct 10th 2008
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Hitch hiking in the desert

My two days in Tel Aviv are fast and intense. After the first night clubbing I found myself crashed in somebody else’s couch with my original host and another friend. The second day I awake in a couch full of sand without any clue. But for some reason everybody I meet seems to remember me from the beach party in the preceding night. I tend to associate this behaviour with the social capabilities of the arak :-)

Anyway, a series of coincidences — typical of the hospitality-exchange world — lead me on the next day to a small kibbutz on the Dead sea (the relevant photos are here).

But the amazing discovery is that you can easily hitch hike to almost every place in Israel! You just wait in a some big junction — even in the middle of the desert! (Check the picture and count the cars on sight :-)

And you will realise soon that all class of people can pick you up: from the young religious to the SUV-family to the hippie couple in a dark green Punto (by the way, a big thank you goes to the Indian girl who translated the hindi inscriptions on my yellow bag).

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Damascus Gate

I grab my casetta and I start flashing the drivers approaching my spot with big smiles, and in virtually no-time I found myself in front of the walls of Jerusalem!


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10 Responses

  1. Ally says:

    You know what? Autumn is settling in and winter seems to be very close, and you are swimming, sunbathing, wearing summer clothes, etc.
    You are definetly traveling in the right direction.

    PS: post more posts.
    It is depressing to scroll down the favorites list click on your blog and find out that nothing new is added!

  2. Pi says:

    I posted two articles in a week! Come on, cut me some slack!

    BTW, avrai apprezzato il fatto che adesso puoi commentare senza lasciare la pagina, e che ho aggiunto dei link in alto (sotto “about me”).

    Sto anche attuando un maggiore cambiamento, ma ci vorra’ del tempo, temo.

    Grazie di leggermi.

  3. Pi says:

    Ah, I’ve also added the “subscribe” feature (near the bottom), so you can be noticed when there’s a new post. No more depression :-)

  4. cam says:

    Ally is right. you’are lazy posting.
    we want more about you and and more about seesight!

  5. CAM says:

    great photos in your album! go on Prg (alias John).

  6. cam says:

    è cos’ triste aprire il blog e nn trovare commenti dal Nostro.

  7. Pi says:

    I’m still alive, don’t worry :-)

    I’m busy arranging the move to another blog platform (and another host :-P)

    Anyway I’m posting an article today, so be patient! (Ally, sei troppo veloce! Devo ancora mettere on line l’articolo e l’hai gia’ commentato?!)

  8. Ally says:

    Apparently we were on your blog at the same time,
    I saw only some sentences and no pictures!

    After all it means we care of you, doesn’t it?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I like your blog ! Nat

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