Jan 10, 2003
i was in herziliya, israel (about 5 miles outside tel aviv) for the month of may. i was working as a yacht stewardess and deckhand on a ferretti yacht. we were docked here to prepare for the busy summer season of sailing from port to port around the mediterranean. i was lucky that i had a friend from tel aviv that i met in japan to show me around. we went to her brother's place in jerusalem and ate hummus and pita bread. we strolled through the old market and i bought myself a birthday present--what i thought was a sterling silver bracelet with a blue lapis stone--which scratched off a couple days later. still it was an amazing time.