02 January 2011

Heat, Dust And Dreams

Hurricane, Utah.
June 2009.

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!

- Dom


donnie said...

I shall have a great week - you have a great year :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Cheers Donnie! You have a great year, too.

T. Becque said...

Your trip plans sound heavenly. You are lucky to be in Europe so you can easily travel to all of these places. I would love to see every country within Europe (and many outside of it too!). I had family that just traveled to Isreal and they had nothing but good words about it. Happy new year!

Dominic Doherty said...

Yes, I am. On the other hand, I enjoy driving around the States too. Europe is much smaller, but so much more crowded.
Happy new year!

rockmetoharmony said...

haha, mjölk :p
have never thought about it like a cute word. but now, when i think about it, it kinda is.
and what the card says it's pretty cute too.
"I love you, small animal!"
it's from my dad. he has always called me small animal. he remembers that more than he remembers my real name :p

Dominic Doherty said...

Yes, it is! :-)
That's a very cute thing to say indeed.

Babzy said...

Dominic i wish you a great new year fulfilled with travels !

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much, the same to you!

Maddalena said...

Happy New Year to you, Dom!

They say "Conversation in the Cathedral" is the most important book by Llosa, and he said something similar, too, that if he was to save just one of his books from fire, it would be "Conversation..." cause it cost him the most work of all. So read this one maybe :-) I haven't read it yet.

I like very much his memories - "A Fish in the Water" and that would be the second one I would recommend you to read.

Take care! :-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much, Magda!

That'll be the first book I'll read in the upcoming semester break.

I will, you take care too! :-)