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Shalom, Israel!
     

Shalom, Israel!

by Jim Hendrickson
 

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My decision to ride a bicycle from my home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States to Israel may appear to be foolhardy to some people. But to me, it was a logical decision based on the following four facts: First, travel is my deepest passion. I simply love to travel to far-flung places, meeting people along the way, listening to their life stories, opinion,

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My decision to ride a bicycle from my home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States to Israel may appear to be foolhardy to some people. But to me, it was a logical decision based on the following four facts: First, travel is my deepest passion. I simply love to travel to far-flung places, meeting people along the way, listening to their life stories, opinion, fears, and joys. Second, I love riding a bicycle because nothing gives me more pleasure. I enjoy being outdoors, pedaling down a low-traffic road under a sunny, blue sky—lost in my thoughts and thankful for my good health. Third, I wanted to visit some American friends and relatives whom I had not seen in over one year. Fourth, an Israeli friend invited me to visit him in his country, plus I had never been to the Holy Land about which I had read so much. In this book I share with you many true stories about this long bicycle journey: how I prepared for the trip, some of the mechanical problems that I experienced; how I coped with inclement weather; who I met along my route and how they affected, changed and inspired me; a description of some fascinating places I visited; some personal dangers I encountered and how I dealt with them; what I thought and felt during moments of joy and sorrow, and what I learned about life and especially―myself.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044491724
Publisher:
Jim Hendrickson
Publication date:
04/24/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
420 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jim Hendrickson is a retired Professor of foreign languages. He speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese as well as smatterings of many other languages. Jim has published more than 60 foreign language textbooks as well as articles on psycholinguistics. He has taught at all educational levels: elementary school, high school, adult education, community college, college, and university. He has taught in California, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Washington. He worked as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Bolivia and Chile, and a Language Consultant for the United States Peace Corps in Belize. Jim has traveled in over 130 countries and looks forward to visiting others in the near future.

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