Bloodshot eyes…ready for the flight

Here I am. On constant ‘preparation mode’ for a solid week, I am finally staring my trip in the face and I can’t blink. I have new gear, plenty of funds, and the most efficient amount of baggage I could stand. Later this morning, I ride the BX to downtown Denver where my sister, Shoshana, will drive me to the airport, in time to board USAirways flight 482 to Philadelphia. After doing I don’t know what in the Philly airport for 5 hours, my time will come to leave this country for two solid months, as hundreds of tons of metal, electronics and human bodies transport me to a new world – Tel Aviv, Israel.

The main purpose for my trip and the heart of my funding, comes from my involvement as a counselor on a 5-week NFTY in Israel trip, helping 10th grade post-confirmation students immerse themselves in a powerful spiritual and social experience throughout Prague, Poland & Israel.

However, until that begins, I have nearly three weeks to entertain myself throughout the region. With so many options for incredible adventure and a desire for a truly unique experience…with what will I fill my time? Egypt. This is the story of a nice Jewish boy traveling throughout Sinai and lower Egypt in the Summer of 2010. Although I would love to have more time to immerse myself in the culture and mindset of the country, 2.5 weeks will have to suffice. I hope my experiences will garner local interest and supply a first-hand account of current life wherever I may visit.

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