Monday, February 27, 2012

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

One of the most talked up parts of our Birthright trip was getting to spend one night in a Bedouin tent. With the promise of a tasty homecooked Bedouin meal, a toasty campfire, and a night under the stars I couldn't be more excited. Until I got there. And put on 2 layers of pants, 5 layers of sweaters/jackets, 2 scarves, and 2 paris of socks and was still freezing my tushy off. In case you haven't heard, the desert is COLD at night. Good thing I had my BFF to spoon with for body warmth. Bad thing we didn't take advantage of each other until it was almost time to get up. 



Don't let our smiles fool you, we're kind of miserable. A happy kind of miserable, but miserable nonetheless. Behind us is the tent we slept in. Insulation was not its strength.

Bright and early the next morning we got to go on a camel ride. It was, um, bumpy. Our camel had a pink harness so I decided she was a girl and named her Camilla. Camilla the camel. Camilla the camel was quite the rebel-- we were last in our caravan but she didn't like that so much so she kept going ahead out of place. As you guys know, I'm quite the rebel myself, so Camilla and I bonded.

18 comments:

  1. What a fabulous trip! Although you were cold, you two look adorable! Love the camel photo :)

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  2. Camilla is adorable! Sounds fun... and cold.

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  3. Haha, the bedouin tent was one of my most-anticipated and least favorite birthright trips, too. Too much dust in the air, and so damn cold!

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  4. Too bad about the chilly night, but it looks like you gals made the best of it. You look adorable in all of you layers. And a camel ride sounds exciting!

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  5. Ooh, I ate dinner in a Bedouin tent when I went to Egypt, but we didn't spend the night. I'm sorry that you froze! Camilla is cute, even if she was a little temperamental :)

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  6. Aren't camels the coolest, even if they are super awkward?! I rode one in Australia and it was an ummm experience?!
    PS I tagged you in an 11 things post!
    http://lorilynn-alittlesliceofspecial.blogspot.com/2012/02/eleven-things-and-inspiration-monday.htm

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  7. I talked to Ryan the day before that camel ride (I think), and he was a little freaked out, so then I was freaked out! I am glad to see and hear you had a fun (and safe!) time <3

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  8. You might feel miserable, but you look darling! And the camel's name cracked me up...way to make such a bumpy ride enjoyable.

    <3 Cambria
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  9. My friends stayed in a Bedouin tent as well when they travelled to Israel. It was an experience! That camel ride looks so cool! haha

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  10. I can't sleep when my feet are cold, so I sympathize with your chilly night in the tent! I'm glad you found a kindred spirit in Camilla. :)

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  11. this looks awesome! my best friends went on birthright too! I would have gone but i went to israel with my dad and i wanted to let other have a chance

    here are my best friends on their trip:
    http://sarastrauss.blogspot.com/2012/01/israel-part-2.html

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  12. Oh wow, that's freezing! Aha, sorry about the cold.
    But seeing your pictures and reading about it makes me want to go travel again! Haha, its so fascinating to visit another country.
    Lovely post!

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  13. Argh, my Google reader is obviously not updating correctly, I am missing all your posts!

    You are a trooper for "surviving" a night out in the desert - at least you look good doing it! ;o)

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  14. Cue the SATC II music when we see the girls ride a camel in Dubai! This is so awesome, I am really glad you had the chance to take this trip!

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  15. Looks like SO much fun!

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    xxoo

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  16. Wow your a trooper for spending a night in the tent!! I can only imagine how cold it must of been!! I love the picture of you on the camel!! Not that's something we don't see here everyday!! Awesome!!

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  17. Wow, what an adventure! You're really brave, darling!

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  18. Anna@ThriftyBusinessFebruary 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Oh yes, Bedouins can cook alright. Did you have their mint tea and pita? My dad and I visited them a while ago and I can't wait to go back again with my boyfriend.

    These are great pictures - makes me want to visit even more. My grandparents still live in Rehovot :)

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