Monday, July 31, 2006

Once Upon a Time on a Kibbutz

Hefzibah. 1981 - 82. An international brigade of volunteers heroically laboured in exchange for Friday night disco, coffee & tea gatherings in each others rooms, cow chocolate, sitting out on the grass, coffee house bikkies, hiking up Gilboa, our shacks rattled by sonic booms, trooping down to Sachne for swims, aerogrammes, movies half obscurred by multiple subtitles, visits to the juggling falafel stand in Afula and great weather (and peace and happiness for all of humankind, of course!). The musical accompaniment is "Wonderful World", performed by Jimmy Cliff.

There's a Hefzibah Facebook group:

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Safari Sauvage - Malaga, Spain

Perched on the southern coast of the Iberian peninsula is mythical Andalusian city of Malaga. Birth place of Pablo Picasso, who painted the world reknown masterpiece, Dogs Playing Poker. From the towering heights of the Alcazaba, one can look down. Then there's a cathedral short one tower because they gave the money to rabble rousers in a British colony on the other side of the Atlantic - and looked how that turned out. Upon arrival, dangers won't cease with lost luggage at the airport. Illegal Moroccan immigrants posing as seminary students from the alpine region of France attempt to fleece unsuspecting naifs of their dwindling Euros. The musical accompaniment is Quijote by by Olivia Ruiz.