Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skippy Says: Israel Recap, Part 1 (Vacation Recap)

Aaaaand just like that, I'm back. I know the guest posts were awesome, so I hope you aren't too disappointed.

As much as I love traveling, it's so nice to come home. My parents and Ryan always pick me up at the airport with a bag of food so big you'd think I hadn't eaten in the 3 weeks I was away. You know, because despite the extra few pounds I came back with, I must have been starved. I get the tightest of hugs all around, extra kisses from my puppy, and a bed that feels especially luxurious after a 12 hour plane ride. Some people have all the luck. Oh wait, that's me.

Israel was a complete whirlwind, and I didn't get more than 4-5 hours of sleep any of the nights I was there. I feel like I need a vacation from this vacation. Despite the lack of rest, or actually probably because of it, the trip was packed full of fun activities. I'm not going to go through every single thing we did, but I thought I'd spend the next few days recapping some of my favorite ones.

On our first day in Israel, we visited a farm in the dessert and learned about how they managed to irrigate and work the land despite the extremely unfavorable weather and soil conditions. While that was all well and good, you know my favorite part was the taste-testing. Honestly, how else am I to tell how good of a job their allegedly incredible system is doing?

We were given a perfectly sweet orange to start, but never satisfied I insatiably stared at the kumkwat tree. Thankfully, it wasn't long before we met and I was able to taste the delicious fruits. I know I look civilized, but it was all an act for the camera. As soon as this photo was snapped, I stuffed as many as I could into my mouth. Bonus points for anyone who can guess how many I managed to get in at once.


With the tomatoes I wasn't quite as lucky. My BFF managed to snap this photo while I wasn't on guard. Don't you look at me like that. There were at least a dozen different types of tomatoes to try, so I had to act quickly.


We also had a chance to dig up our own carrots from the earth. I managed to find white, orange, and purple ones. So pretty!


And that's not even half of it. We also ate cucumbers, peppers, lots of different herbs, strawberries, and some other stuff I'm sure I'm forgetting. I would have taken photos but, you know, I was too busy eating.

18 comments:

  1. ahh...nice vacation pictures...welcome back! It's good to "see" you again. The shot with the tomato in your mouth is very cute. How did you stuff such a big tomato in your mouth haha..

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  2. That tomato in mouth pic made me laugh out loud! Sounds like a great trip! Can't wait to read more about your adventures!

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  3. Welcome back! So happy to hear you had a fun trip! I am excited to hear more about it. These pictures are adorable and they are making me hungry!

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  4. I LOVE your bouquet of carrots!!!! XO Lori

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  5. I'm so glad you are back! I missed you!

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  6. HighheelscitystreetsFebruary 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had an amazing first day. My grandfather had a kumquat tree in his backyard (he grew up in Lebanon), and we used to love ransacking it and its delicious fruit :)

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  7. Yay! When I saw your comment on my blog I said (out loud), "Inna's back!" So happy to hear you had a nice vacation... but I totally understand needing a vacation from vacation! I hope you can get some rest over the next few days, and I look forward to seeing more from your trip :) Oh, and you better email me with juicy life updates.

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  8. You're back eh? Welcome back to blogging :) and from your trip! Look forward to future recaps! That sounds interesting trying all the diff food and vegetables :) Was it hot there? Coz you look rugged up :P

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  9. I so envy this...I am the hugest veggie fan you will ever find and those are all the most lovely colours! Aren't kumquats killer?

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    Ioana

    http://sparkleeverydayblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. I've been lucky enough to travel to quite a few countries but Israel is by far the most beautiful and diverse place I've ever been to. Now, I'm not just saying it because I spent a good 10 years of my life there (Rehovot, 20 km from Tel Aviv) but because it's true. It looks like you've had a lot of fun - as you should have. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! It's like I'm back home for a second :)

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  12. How fun! That did go by fast! :) Can't wait to read more!

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  13. At least you were eating really healthy :)
    Missed you, glad you're back!

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  14. Inna I am so glad you are back and what awesome photos! I really am glad you had the chance to go to Israel and cute pictures with tomatoes!

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  15. Hey Inna, welcome back!! I'm happy to hear that you had a great time!! I can't wait to hear more about your trip.

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  16. Cute jacket. Looks like you had a good time in Isreal. My friend also went there and said it was an amazing place.

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  17. Glad to have you back! Thanks for the little trip recap. Looks like you had a blast!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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