Introduction to Israeli Spice – Salt!

So now that you have read the intro to my life and enjoyed my first blog, I invite you to dive deeper into the smells and sights that have been my life the past two months, lets do this in a nutshell, or as Israel life teaches, in the shell of a bird seed…

What’s with Israeli’s and these small little bird seeds?

Have you ever opened one, bitten into that hard shell, cracked it open and tasted the salty delight inside? After one, you must sample another and another, until after completely attacking the packet you look around and realise that you are surrounded by shells, an empty packet and your mouth is left burnt from the salt, but you can not wait to get your next packet next time you go to Shufersal!!! (Shufersal is this countries version of Pick n Pay, but this topic is for a whole other blog as it deserves at least 2 pages of discussion) Back to the seeds, these bird seeds remind me a lot of Israelis, well, sort of, a little…

SEED VS ISRAELI : They are both hard on the outside but soft on the inside and you cant get enough of them. You get a variety of seeds, Pumpkin seeds, bird seeds, watermelon seeds, and Israeli’s come in a variety too… there are sub categories upon sub category… Sephardic, Ashkenazy, Moroccan etc, etc, etc… So the conclusion is yes Israeli’s = Seeds!

I have met an array of people here in Israel and on top of my list are foreigners – Argentinians, Italians, Russians, South Americans, Australians, Canadians… This country is filled with Olim from all around the world.

I walk my son to gan  (Nursery school) – ((One of my next blogs will include hebrew translations and lingo for you all to know, learn and follow)) and a number of people pass us by, the amount of languages heard on our 10 minute walk is outstanding!

This country is filled with cultural diversity, it is rich and exciting!

I was having a friendly discussion with a mom from Argentina that speaks Spanish, Hebrew and English. At the same time we were joined by a mom from Italy that speaks Italian, English and Hebrew. I speak English, Hebrew and little Afrikaans… Between the 3 of us we were dropping so many words in so many languages (And thank you brain for continuously  swapping on me on your own  accord and who knew I speak gibberish too), The conversation became a comical theatre production of joining of the tribes from the tower of babel! No one can say my life is boring, how could it be with so many colourful spices around, I’m getting to taste and smell flavours I never thought of before and it’s wonderful.

SHALOM, ADIOS, ARRIVEDERCI, TOTSIENS, GOODBYE.

 

 

 

 

 

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