2015-12-19 / / Desert

As always I cut my nails and shave my head the night before setting off. The kids ask why I shave my head before hikes and I tell them that for me, the desert is the most sacred of places and that it’s important to give it the respect it deserves. During the night Magi…

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2015-09-12 / / Camping

From 1200 metres above to -20 metres below sea level. An illustrated account with rocks, family, a gypsy girl, loneliness, snakes, Jesus, Sanhedrin, a stone pillar, skulls, Jacob’s ladder and other tidbits. Day 1 I start the hike at an altitude of 940 metres, in the same place where I was pounded by hailstones recently.…

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2015-03-07 / / Desert

With the Purim holiday joined onto a pleasant weekend, four of us set off armed with huge backpacks to spend three beautiful, eventful, and challenging days on the Israel National Trail, in the desert mountains around Eilat. Day 0 We decided in the early stages of planning this hike that we won’t have someone accompanying…

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2008-11-21 / / Desert

Several days after coming back from 5 days of pondering in the desert, I’m still not able to be shaken back into civilization. Sitting in the desert for so long made me completely forget that another world actually exists. The stock market went up and then fell but the Milky Way still glistens in the…

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