Arad Off The Beaten Path

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    Nahal Peres - watch out for this step

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 17, 2004

    Okay, so we should ride the bikes, I know, but take a look at this "step" would YOU ride this one?? not me !!
    And you notice that the bikes are on our shoulders again. I guess they were getting tired and we are carrying them so they can rest.

    Nahal Peres, Israel
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    Nahal Peres - a really big step

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 17, 2004

    Okay, so I told you that Nahal Peres was a "walking" trip (trip is "Teeyol" in Hebrew) and we are finding out just how much "walking" we need to do with the bikes. The steps are getting bigger and now we need to give a had to get them down. Now don't drop my bike while I am taking the picture !!!!

    Nahal Peres, Israel
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    Nahal Peres - no problem

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 17, 2004

    Well the first step did not produce a problem, but it does slow you up enough so everyone can "catch up" with you. We need to tell Hiam, the guy in the front that he should RIDE his bike not carry it on his shoulder (shoulder is "Katef" in Hebrew).....

    Nahal Peres, Israel
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    Come try Racheli's Pomegrante

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 20, 2003

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    You will have to ask very nicely, but if you do and Racheli is willing, then you will get a real treat. The pomegrante that grows in Arad is super sweet and the seeds are large and tasty as a result of the soil here. You can see the plate that Racheli has filled up from only ONE....

    Racheli preparing pomegranet, Arad, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (7)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Karin was such a brave person, both for coming to Israel when many visitors were canceling their trips because of the terrorist situation here (it is a lot safer than it seems actually), and also for trying on the gas mask, I decided to make Karin an honorary memeber of the Arad Rescue Team. You can see us here wearing the official shirts and hats of the unit.
    Karin, we loved having you, now you have to come back for all the things we missed.

    Martin & Karin, Rescue Team, Arad, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (6)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Karin asked how we were prepared for Saddam's threat of attacking Israel with chemical and biological weapons. Well you can see here that she got a first hand experience of trying on my gas mask that each and every person in Israel has. I think her words while trying it on were:::
    Itsht Nuutth toooo baaad (translated without the mask on "Its not too bad".

    Karin at the Sampson's, Arad, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (5)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Almost forgot, Karin went with us to pick up Tal from the shopping mall in BeerSheva (Kanyon HaNegev is the name) and while we were there we took the opportunity to try out a new restaurant called "Aroma". The pic was taken there.

    Karin, Tal and Zohara, BeerSheva, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (4)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Now how does this group look, we have Alex from Mexico, David from the US, Zohara from Israel, Me, Karin from Canada and Nir from Israel (Tal from US/Israel, took the pic).
    As you can see there is not much left on the table, wonder where all that food went??

    Karin's dinner at Sampson's, Arad, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (3)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Karin came to us in Arad for a visit and she "got the works", Zohara put out a very special feast for her. But Karin, we are sorry the weather did not let us make a BBQ for you. For that you will have to COME BACK TO US.....

    Karin's dinner at house Sampson, Arad, Israel

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    Karin's visit, Jan 2003 (2)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Here you can see our group. We met at Nir's apartment (he is Karin's Israeli boyfriend). Now this is typical of Israel, we called Karin at Nir's and made arrangements to come visit, but we brought along another two friends, Estar and David and this is before we had met Nir.

    Karin's visit (2), Jan. 2003

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    Karin's visit Jan, 2003 (1)

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Karin finally graced us with a visit in January 2003. She was hesitant at first because of the terrorist activities that had been happening here, but I guess she finally became convinced it was actually as safe here as anywhere else. You can see by the silly grin on my face how happy I was to have Karin here.

    Martin and Karin, Israel 2003

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    Arad-Massada walk. This is a...

    by Martin_S. Written Sep 17, 2002

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    Arad-Massada walk. This is a yearly hike (in February usually) that starts from Arad (at a height of +600 meters) and goes to Massada (height -200 meters) which stands about 200 meters above the Dead Sea (the Dead Sea level is about 400 meters below sea level). You might meet some nice people and the area is fantastic, especially the view of Massada as you top the final ridge before the descent to Massada. The total walk is about 23 kilometers.
    PS: The picture is my daughter, with Massada in the background as seen from the Roman ramp, when she received her award for finishing the whole walk.

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    Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - our feet

    by Martin_S. Updated Aug 5, 2013

    This is what our feet looked like after we did that short downhill section.....those are mine on the right hand side (yes the hairy ones).

    Dusty feet at Nahal Asheliem, Israel
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    Nahal Tabia - Inside

    by Martin_S. Written Jun 13, 2005

    Here you can see the inside of the cavemans home, it is simple, but with all the pleasures of home..you of course have your bottled water and soft toilet paper, what cavehome would be without.

    Nahal Tabia - Inside the cavemans home, Israel
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    Nahal Peres - bigger steps

    by Martin_S. Written Mar 17, 2004

    We decided that we could not ride down this series of steps, so again the bikes go on our shoulders.

    Nahal Peres, Israel
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