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As it usually happens I am writing this because I am on my way somewhere else. While I am debating moving to China, traveling south East Asia or actually doing my PhD I decided to go back to the Middel East.
I know most people would say it is not the greatest time to travel to the Middle East right now. I am not totally sure what I will be doing, and all I know is that I land in Ben Gurion Airport tomorrow ( well, actually today). I was supposed to fly there later, and differently than most people who when see a conflict reasonably decide to stay away I decided to go into it. Why? Well, I guess I need to find out whether I can live in that stratified militaristic society in chaotic times like now to do my fieldwork, or whether i should recognize my rather mundane personality and choose something like meditating in Asia 🙂
So no plans. Differently than last time, this time I am arriving and will have a friend pick me up from the airport. The initial plan was to learn Hebrew and stay put but now while I do want to lay down in the beach and enjoy the sun, I also want to see the other side of things, so I want to venture into the West Bank. I know, most people will argue it is not the best time for that either… but it might be also just the best time to get a real idea. I have contacted some palestinian friends, some experts in the area, and they encouraged me to go. I recognize I am making these plans from far away and that I will have to see how I feel once I get there. So let’ s see, I ll sure let you know.