Kickstarter update: we are at 126% and officially the exception to all the stats on Kickstarter! thank you all for helping us not only reach our goal but surpass it, we still have 12 days left and cannot wait to see all that happens!
I received an email the other day from a blog reader named Taly. She told me she had found our website while searching about taking a vacation to Laos with children. She read about our time in Laos and ended up going to Pai, Thailand after reading about our fun time here. Taly emailed that she and her family were in town and would love to meet up. We did not hesitate! We were so excited to make new friends. We learn so much from the local people we meet along our journey, but also so much from the fellow tourists who are from distant and exotic places. Taly and her family are from Israel and take a month holiday every year to travel to off-beaten countries. We got some good tips from them of other places we can add to our travel list.
I was very excited for the boys to get to play with children who spoke English. I am very aware that as we travel these may become some of their favorite friends.
Carmel (7), so beautiful and charming. She wowed us with her gymnast skills and sweet demeanor
Nevo (11) impressed the boys with is magician powers, they talked about him for days
Taly and Eli are from Israel and were so accommodating inviting us to their hotel, making us Turkish coffee, and the boys chocolate sandwiches.
We were blown away by their thoughtfulness, especially towards their children and ours. Taly assured me that everyone in Israel is like this, but I think she might be a little modest.
chocolate spread all the way from Israel
Nevo and Carmel gave the boys a sling shot, he was showing them how to use it
Jarrett thought the sling shot was for him
and got great joy from beating an 11 year old
Conner trying his out
Jarrett’s college degree is in Biblical Hebrew and Greek, it was very interesting for him to talk to Eli about Israel and their history and beliefs from a Jewish point of view
Nevo’s angry bird hat from one of the shops in Pai
they make beautiful children in Israel
my new and dear friend Taly, I am so thankful we met you and your beautiful family