I didn't get out of Germany at all last year. Being stuck in Germany isn't the worst thing that can happen to you. However, the desire to push the pedal down and drive all day grows stronger every week.
There's one month of university ahead of me, including three presentations and five essays. As soon as all work is done, I'm free to do whatever I want to do until the start of the next semester on the 4th of April. I hope to get a job working at an excavation site. The money I'll earn will help fund one of my trips this year.
Apart from the road trip around Scandinavia, which might take between ten and fourteen days, and perhaps a week-long trip around France, I'd love to visit Israel. I'd like to spend the first three weeks of my stay working as a volunteer for the IDF, and another week exploring the country. Photographer Rachel Papo has taken some impressive pictures of absolutely gorgeous Israeli soldiers. Moreover, a friend of mine has lived in Israel for a few years and he and his father have told me some great stories about the country and its people.
There's some more places I might visit this year. I'll keep you posted.
I would like to share two interesting articles from the archaeology front, which I found on the National Geographic website earlier today. Click here for the first story, and here for the second story. Last but not least, there's a series of photographs of Robert F. Scott's hut in the Antarctic.
Have a great week!