Post Tagged with: "hitchhiking"
Hitchhiking was a primary form of transportation for me last year during in my gap year in Israel. I spent my year living in Migdal Oz, a small kibbutz settled by pioneers in the seventies, in the area now known as the West Bank. My year was filled with bizarre experiences and culture shocks
Eastern Europe is one of those places few people have visited and even fewer have lived. Over the next 27 months I have the amazing opportunity to live in a country that is seldom recognized by name and rarely referenced on a map. This little landlocked gem is an excellent hub for trekking north, south, east and west to see the brighter, more renowned gems of Eastern Europe.
I like risk-well not so much risk as I enjoy adrenaline rushes and natural life highs. This need for adventure and new experiences are what has made my trip to South Africa the most incredible trip I could have asked for at this point in my life. Anything that makes my heart beat a little faster and makes my stomach flutter is my type of activity. Since arriving in South Africa three months ago, I have gotten a tattoo, hiked the Valley of Desolation at Camdeboo National Park in the Karoo, done the world’s largest bungee jump, partied as a zombie, sung “Hakuna Matata” to a warthog, fallen in love, and hitchhiked-just to name a few.
I volunteered on a kibbutz in northern Israel one summer and spent weekends hitchhiking around the Galilee with my German friend Thomas. Mostly our drivers were friendly and happy to meet tourists. Nothing bad happened, but once an army commander told us that hitchhikers were on high alert because terrorists often target them. But then he said that tourists were usually safe
It was 40 degrees Celsius in the shade. The heat was so powerful it drove most of the country inside. Except for me. I was volunteering on a permaculture site, called Panya Project in the north of Thailand. For a month, it was a happy home for me. If you are interested in intentional communities, mud building, nurseries and fruit forests, it might be a happy home for you as well