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Old 02-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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I am going to Israel

I was supposed to go a few years ago when I started with my current company, but for various reasons they decided to postpone my trip. Well my time has finally come and I will be going next month. I am both excited and nervous, but way more excited than anything. I just hope they have built in a little free time so I can see the country.

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Lucky You! Israel is high on my list of places I must visit.

but not this year! (unless I hit some kind of jackpot).

Last week I attended the first comprehensive tasting of Israeli wines ever in New York. First of all, they have pretty much eliminated mevushal as a requirement for Kosher wines, but most of these wines weren't Kosher. and they were really delicious.

Hope you will get a chance to try some while you are there.

Where will you be going?
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Our headquarters are in Rehovot so that is where I will be spending most of my time. I am not sure which hotel I am staying at yet. The hotel might be in Tel Aviv.

I would not mind tasting some good Israeli wine, but I am more looking forward to some quality fallafel.
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I have a good friend who runs the farmers market in Tel Aviv.
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I would LOVE to go to the farmers market. Something tells me I will have precious little time to explore though. I am hoping for just one day to explore the city. The Western Wall and the Dead Sea are on the top of my list. Masada would be on my list too, but I am sure I will not have time for that on the trip.
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Wow, that is a wonderful opportunity! If you do get some free time, I'm sure I don't have to tell you to bring your camera!

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I would try telling your hosts what you would love to get to do, and you might be surprised how many of them can/will happen. Just don't keep your desires to yourself.

It would be such a shame to go all that way, when you haven't been there before, and have it be no different than if you were in Peoria!
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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What they usually do it build in a day of sightseeing. They have the standard places they take everyone who has not been there before. They are all the places I would want to see anyway. The only issue will be if my boss built that day in for me. I would not put it past him to have me there only for working days with no free time. He has not given me the actual dates yet so I am hoping there is at least one day off.
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Great historical and archaeological sites there. I am envious.
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WoW!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts us all the pictures & videos of your trip.
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