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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daughter Goes On Special Blogging Assignment

I made a few references this summer to the Sweet Pea being out of town. When she got back, I was surprised to find out that...well...like mother like daughter! She had not only taken pictures just for Twipply Skwood, but was prepared to guest post:

Hello everyone out there in blog world! This is my only my second guest blog post ever, the first one being when I got a jellyfish sting on my arm when I was 12. I recently got back from the best summer trip ever in the whole world. It was called Ldor vDor, and for those of you who don’t speak Hebrew, that means generation to generation. My group went from pre-world war II settlements in Prague, Czech Republic, to touring concentration camps and ghettos in Poland, and finally to the beautiful Jewish homeland of Israel. The whole trip altogether was 5 full weeks. Five full weeks of 39 Jewish teenagers running around multiple airports with 4 counselors and a security guard (with a gun). I had a fantastic time and it was life changing and I learned about responsibility and whatnot.

Of course, as I was traveling through multiple countries, I kept an eye out for silly signs and foreign English fails for my mommy to use in her blog. Five weeks away from home and you would be surprised how many funny signs we came across. Especially in Poland.

In case anybody was wondering, it didn’t taste very good at all. Probably because it was Zartbitter.
We saw a random communist bus. I don’t know why.

In krakow, people fart on street signs

When we were leaving Poland to go to Israel, we had a 7 hour layover in Frankfurt airport. My group of friends wandered over to the bookstore to buy some foreign magazines to keep us entertained. At the store, we giggled at the names of towns to tour. This one pretty much speaks for itself.

Then we arrived in Israel. Israel is my favorite place in the whole world except for maybe my summer camp. Not only because it is the land of my ancestors and all historical, but also because in Israel, hummus is very convienient. You know you are in Israel when hummus comes in pudding cups at gas stations.

And last but not least, while we were touring Tel Aviv and learning about the city’s historical roots, we came across this sign.

Translation: 31 Penis street.

40 teenagers walking past this street made for a lot picture taking. We got a lot of stares from the locals, because in Israel, it means something totally different and completely appropriate.

I hope you enjoyed my silly Israel pictures. I have pretty and scenic and memorable ones too of course, but these are the ones I brought just for my mom's blog. I plan to go again next year and hope to bring you more!

19 comments:

Marlene said...

This is excellent!! Your blogging and photography is as amusing as your mom's! Love it. Hope to see more!

Margaret said...

Very fun post! Thanks for making me laugh! Sounds like a great trip!

MarkD60 said...

Excellent trip! Sounds like you had a lot of fun, and your Mom got out of posting on her blog for a day!

pat said...

You have your mom's eye for the unusual and humorous. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous trip!!

Suzy said...

What a fantastic trip! I love all your photos and hope to see more of your blogging as well. LOL at that last pic/sign. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

The Ceol Mors said...

Outstanding post C! You have been Twipply Skwood quite thoroughly. Mom should be quite proud indeed...

Reds said...

So lucky to have visited all these wonderful places!! Great blog post!

Staci said...

Great post! TFS! :-)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Marlene & Margaret!

Right Mark? It was kind of nice to have something ready made since I haven't had a lot of time for blogging!

Thanks Pat & Suzy - she had a GREAT time!

I am, thanks Cid!!!

Isn't she Reds? And thank you!

Thank you Staci!

Arizaphale said...

It's ironic that at the very time my daughter is screaming 'I'm NOT YOU...I'm NOTHING LIKE YOU!!!!!', yours turns out to be...well, a little bit like you :-) (The good bits of course Sweetpea)....
Excellent post! Great shots! Hummus in a pudding cup! Mmmmmmmmmm

Lotus07 said...

My question is, are there any non-communist tours in Poland? If so, what are they? nazi tours?

Lotus07 said...

We are quickly approaching a world where ALL tour groups will have armed guards

Kerry McKibbins said...

Omg, it's hereditary!
Excellent post!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Arizaphale - Yeah, I wish it could be ONLY the good parts! But alas, it never is, is it? :-)

Bruce - Yeah, I think you need an armed guard to tour Houston now. :-) Just kidding! It's actually only the suburbs.

Thanks Kerry!

Slyde said...

this was awesome! sounds like a life-changing trip!

BloggerFather said...

And... here you go.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Slyde - So she says! No, I really do think she came back more mature.

Funny Bloggerfather!!!!!!!!!!!!! And oh Liam was so little! Look at the chubby cheeks!

Tracy said...

So sweet of you to think of your mom when you are away.
Thank you so much for sharing your awesome photos.
I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)
My hubby's dream is to go and visit Poland and see the camps...me I think it would be to emotional for me.

Janet said...

haha I love it! Totally agree with Marlene -- You're taking after your mom! (I know all teenage girls love to hear that!!!) :)

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