Michael Totten

Out in the Field

I’ve been in Israel for a few days now and have spent most of my time out in the field learning lots, taking pictures, and getting sunburned. It’s hot here, especially in Tel Aviv where the Mediterranean humidity is almost tropical this time of year. It’s even hot during the day on the Golan Heights, a place that gets snow in the winter.

I’m taking a twelve-hour break in my room before heading out into the field again, so it will be a little while before I’ll be able to write anything in-depth and substantial. It’s worth the wait, though, as my time is being well-spent.

If you have never been here and are even slightly interested in visiting some time, I have to tell you that it’s more worth the effort to get here than you probably realize. This place is so ancient it makes Europe look like a bratty young upstart, and it’s almost endlessly complex and diverse. You can’t possibly be bored here for even five minutes if you’re willing to get off the beach and explore.