January 1990 Israel

The rot began to set in with some of the other kibbutz volunteers in mid January. I was not getting along well with my roommate whom I now suspect of being at the root of the issues had appeared to hate me ar first sight, She always had such a sour face, despite being bedded …

Jericho

March 1990 We had a lovely time. I particularly remember  the Friday we (my American friend and I) had struggled through the crowds at Damascus Gate, just before a riot had broken out,(Somebody had been killed.) in order to reach the Arab bus station, to catch a bus into Jericho, which is in the West …

No Worries-Tip for Travellers to Australia

你好 (knee-how)  I hope that I just said Hello in Mandarin. 謝謝 (sounds something like shear shear)That is meant to say Thank You in Mandarin according to Google Translate. I knew Hello (nĭ hăo)  (how to say it not how to write it) and that was about all I knew but I said it a lot in China and …