Hi readers, this is Daniel* (Naama & Jon’s nephew extraordinaire), writing another guest blog, this time about my family’s trip to South Africa. Week One – Pretoria and Joburg During the first week of the trip we stayed at Naama & Jon’s apartment in Pretoria and went to many attractions such as Soweto (Nelson Mandela’s home), … More My* Trip to South Africa (Guest Blogger!)
I’ve been in South Africa for six months today and it’s pretty wild. So much has happened already and yet time seems to stand still sometimes, too. We’ve gotten to travel a lot, have been to multiple countries and have met some really interesting people. Looking forward to the next six months and what they … More 6 Months In!
Jon and I went back to the U.S. for our first trip home and it was quite a trip! Since I haven’t been able to secure a full-time volunteer post yet I had some flexibility and went earlier than Jon. Like four weeks early. It was great because I got to see some friends and … More ‘Merica
Jon made my grandmother a promise. He said that we’d come visit Israel, at the most, every two years. Since we’d gone in December 2014, he was narrowly able to keep his promise! We flew separately, as I was coming from Malawi and he still had some work to do there. So I flew in … More I Love Shakshoukah*
On December 25th, for my 12th birthday, me, Jon, Naama, Edan, my dad, Ima [mom, in Hebrew], Maya, Nadav and Ha + the kids went to iJump. It is this trampoline park that is super popular in Israel because it’s the first and the only. iJump is just a regular trampoline park but for me … More iJump (Guest Blogger!)
I arrived in Africa one month ago. It’s pretty crazy to think about the weeks and days leading up to the move – all of the preparations, repairs, packing, Craigslist sales (and the Craigslist busts), good-byes, cat travel, etc. It took up so much of my time and then it felt like I moved in … More One Month In – Things I Miss and Things Not So Much
My journey to South Africa started on Monday, November 7, with driving the cats to their flight in Atlanta and seeing some friends and my cousins. (I actually got to relax for a few hours because the cats were on their way – and I couldn’t affect anything there – and I didn’t have to be … More “Welcome to Africa!”
This morning, a very tired and suitcase-laden Jon was dropped off at the airport at 4:00 am. He had a four-hour layover in DC and then boarded his flight to Addis Ababa. (Hopefully my canceled ticket resulted in him having an open seat next to him!) He’ll land in Ethiopia around midnight our time and … More Jon’s Off!