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.  Worse still were the drunken antics of three of the male kibbutz volunteers. They were drinking all night and becoming very aggressive. Everybody was fed up but they were afraid …

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 …