A blog I found earlier today ended up being from the same guy I’ve seen posting on the Modern Vespa forums, that I noticed because his profile photo was the Israeli Vespa Club photo (and of course, his location said Israel).  As I was browsing through his blog treppenwitz.com (not as vespa-centric as this one), I found out that he made the ‘Vespa View of Jerusalem’ video on YouTube that I’ve seen before. The video is of him testing out his helmet camera and driving through the old city of Jerusalem, introducing the various parts of the Old City during the drive.

Check it out below,


I tried last week to film during my ride by using what I had already (camera, mini tripod and string) with okay results, but I may just have to break down and get an actual helmet camera. I would really love to add that visual aspect to this blog in the near future and be able to show off more of the Vespa Lifestyle and Israel that way. I’ll figure something out, but in the meantime I’ll just have to make due with my resourcefulness.

To note, the Modern Vespa forums are downright amazing. I needed some advise and people there were quick to help me figure out how to troubleshoot the problem I was having with RoxyV. If you haven’t visited those boards yet and own a vespa, you need to get on over there! Amazing folks, that lot! Modern Vespa Forums

Beyond The Scoot: Snow day!

Finally! It has happened! Snow!

(The photos was taken by a friend here at the kibbutz, as I left my camera in Rehovot.)

The past few days have been nonstop rain and wind, but this morning we finally had some snow on the ground! While it does snow here every now and then, it is a very rare occurrence for Israel. (Although, Northern Israel sees much more snow than the rest of the country. There is even a ski resort up there, and after a good snow up North almost every Israeli can be found there too.) It is so nice to see the landscape covered in white again, as it seems every other place in the world has been blessed with good amounts of snow this Winter. So, yay. Another day without  scooter rides (-now about 4 days, with all this rain and wind), but at least there is a trade off with so much beauty to take in and enjoy in this rare Israeli Winter Wonderland.

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