As you read this, I’ll most likely either 30,000 feet in the air in the final legs travel to Israel, or at the southern community of Eilat. After a day there, we’ll travel to Jerusalem for a few nights before returning home.
The opportunity to economically travel half way around the world, visiting truly different cultures and experiences, while remaining connected to “home” is something I truly appreciate. In many ways, the world retains its distinctiveness, though there are many differences from when I first boarded a plane overseas as a young adult. Then, there was a true “cut off and disconnect” process, with spotty, limited and very slow communication back home. (In Africa, even in the “western” cities, phones were rare — I received my job offer though a telegram delivered by a cyclist — and overseas calls were reserved for extremely critical matters.)
Now, of course, the Internet makes communication and access a simple process and almost instantaneous. So, allowing for a few days when I’ll be in transit or the air, I expect to be able to continuously blog without needing to pre-set too many postings.
This however will still be a long day. With connections in Toronto and Paris, and the need to switch to a local airport for the final one-hour flight to Eilat, there will be about 24 hours of continuous travelling.