It is difficult to know where to start. On the one hand, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to share and work with a dozen Bedouin men and a Syrian refugee family in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert. On the other hand, I must confess that the experience was not easy and that I thinking a lot on the human condition in this place. Continue reading Be women and working in a masculin team at traditional Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum Desert
In winter the «Rainbow» community takes the place. In spring and under 44 ° C only a few hippies and some daredevil tourists come to enjoy Metzoke Dragot of the Dead Sea and natural freshwater births on the beach. The place doesn’t have any comfort, such as Ein Bokek a few kilometers away that has luxury infrastructure and free.
I have been able to live and work in a Bedouin camp due to the WorkAway platform, a platform that connects locals and travelers, to make a cultural exchange and services without making a monetary exchange. Normally five hours of daily work and two days off against an exchange of accommodation and food.
I like to cross borders, “deconstruct” edges. I had heard that it could be difficult and the fear of arriving alone in a Muslim country and having to take a taxi to the border because Israeli taxis are not allowed to cross the checkpoints of the two countries, it could not be bigger than my project and my dream of living with a nomadic community in the Wadi Rum desert.
The view from the plane arriving at the airport and the climate change coming from northern Europe were quite pleasant, I went from -20 ° C in Tallinn and -4 ° C in Holland at 33 ° C and a landscape full of palm trees. Entering to the airport quickly became a long line for non-Israelite residents. On the plane I had knew that another Colombian was traveling because I heard her talking on the phone. Continue reading Arrival in Israel through the city of Eilat: country of contrasts
Arriving in Tallinn, the place could not leave us indifferent: snow on all sides, pastel colored houses with picturesque styles and the beginning of spring. In some corners nuances of Russian culture, Georgian and neighboring countries. The blue of the sky as the colors of the flag mingle with the snow.