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Count Down for our Europe Adventure

List of Items need to be packed in our 3 bag-backs

We are one month away from our Adventure to Europe. I and my 2 children going to start our adventure in France, then heading
to Germany, Sweden, And Copenhagen. This trip is mainly to see all my friends that haven't seen for long time and also to explore new places.
I and the kids will couch-surf all the way and find our way across town. However always I get the same question What things to pack in our back-bag especially traveling alone with 2 kids? The rule of thumb that I found to be useful while traveling is to keep clothes to 5 pieces each.
5 pants/5 shirts/5 undies. Also just one extra sandals. Also, while traveling on airplane I wear layers of clothes.
It will keep me warm in the airplane. Since I am staying with friends I have access to washing machine. We do not check any back-bags, we carry everything with us. Each child has his own back-bag that includes their clothes and favorite books. Always the best part of traveling is the children learn so much about engaging with other travelers and not being glued to electronic devices.
We are ready for traveling. One Mother with 2 children, 4 countries......

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Food, Food, and Food

Non stop eating

Maybe it sounds like and Aweful title....However home-made food was the highlight of the trip. People show their love through cooking.
Cooking is not just eating it is part of ritual that embarks a lot of family gathering and talking about many topics. Usually in my culture everyone in the
household help in when guest come over by preparing the meals and sitting together. Many dishes are prepared with fresh produce that could be
found in the near farm. My mother still in the idea that cooking at home is the best thing a mother can do....even though sometimes she is tired
of cooking...she has been cooking for more than 45 years non stop.... I don't blame her if she is tired sometimes....even though she never complains
The beautiful people that I love were surrounding me with their smile and open heart and warm wishes....My grandparents are getting old
however they are still in the same spirit. They still love me with no conditions and feed me Figs, strawberries, and wants to do everything that I just stay for more than just 1 hour....

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Love the smell of the baking bread....smell of the oak trees

the smile of the people warm my heart

Two years have passed since last I have been to my Town. I looked at the houses, trees, streets, people....rush of emotions came through me...
It is my childhood that has been shaped in this small village that is not small anymore...Some people passed away...some people get married
some living somewhere else. Life is so different for me as outsider looking at town that once upon time was part of my life.
Without judging I went across town looking for faces that once I knew....The person at the pastry shop that I used to stop by and get all pastry.
At the grocery where My mom used to send me to get Milk and fruits and vegetables. Wow we used to have more responsibility than our children
now days. Some people recognized me right away...some people took a glance and two then came back and hugged me.
Well the truth is that I don't recognize most of the people anymore. All the new generation has different needs and desires that My old self
doesn't fit their anymore.

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Being In my Home town....

Town that is above the sea....

Since we arrived after midnight we just saw my immediate family and went in took a shower and head to sleep.
The children slept so well....I am the only one that couldn't adjust....Couple of things that I have in mind to do is changing the Sim Card for the phone.
Catching up with all my family members and eating my mother food. After couple of hours with no sleep I got up and jogged in the forest close to
my parents farm. The Carmel Mountain is known with its nice greenery that filled with oak trees all over. Happy to be part of these mountains.
Though I noticed that we take things for granted and we don't keep these beautiful place clean.

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Moscow Airport

Waiting at Moscow Airport

We arrived at Moscow and our next flight is departing in 2 hours....We need to go through security check point through small doors.
While waiting to go through security I chatted with women next to me that she and her 2 children were going as well to Israel. So we went through security together and sat down in the airport letting the kids playing mind-craft while we chatted. One thing I noticed is that Moscow airport is very
modern in facility from shops snack bars cafes....Very kids friendly. Even I could connect to free Wii Fii while there.
The wait was smooth and easy....between the security check and the passport check we were in our way to the "HOLY LAND"
The 4 hour airplane ride the kids were super tired from the time difference. Once we landed in Israel it took us one hour to finish all
the entry procedure. My brother was waiting for us in the airport since we landed Friday night where is no train services.
Country that shut down entirely for 1 day without any public transport to observe the Shabbat.

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