These photos were taken the weekend after I bought the ‘ol Vepsa. Shot outside of Kibbutz Ma’ale Hachamisha (30 minutes outside of Jerusalem), on a nearby side street leading towards several treasure troves of state parks and Judean Mountain range views. Plus the Muslim Village below the kibbutz, Abu Gosh, has the best hummus around! Every Saturday, Israelis from all over the country make their way there to eat in one of the many restaurants. I’ll make sure to do a Vespa Adventure post for Abu Gosh and surrounding area when the weather is better. Note:Here in Rehovot, the weather is completely different beast than the weather up in the mountains. Winter is pretty harsh in Jerusalem and other Judean Mountain villages. The cold is a very strong ‘wet’ cold that gets right to your bones. When you leave the higher altitudes, things become much more comfortable. If you visit during the Winter here, you’ll be shocked at how cold it is.
I had to include the shot with the blurred Vespa in the background, because I just really like it- even if it isn’t the best photo. I like to think of the shot as capturing the Vespa in its “natural habitat”. Silly is as silly does, but I still find it rather charming. Hope all is well for you and happy riding!