I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Simple Observations

I've been here a few days now and wanted to share some of the things that I already enjoy in my new home:

  • Walking down the street from where I live to the main street are three parks. I see all the children playing and I hear their voices, all in Hebrew.
  • Israelis get picked on for being bad drivers, but they stop for pedestrians even sometimes before you even start crossing the road.
  • One must be better prepared when needing to purchase things, no Walmart here, you might goto several stores to get what you need. Most stores close 2-4pm and for the night by 8pm.
  • Cats are everywhere. Most are street cats (at least the ones I see). They are cute and even some are friendly.
  • While some of my tasks this week have been mundane, everyone I have come in contact with has been very helpful.
I'm sure I'll experience more later and I'll add to this list

1 comment:

Maya / מיה said...

Matt, I hope you don't mind that I linked to your blog in this week's Haveil Havalim. Welcome!! I hope your aliyah continues to go smoothly!