Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 21st

I am here in Jerusalem aftering arriving yesterday. I had quite the experience at the airport getting through security, but I'm not sure yet what is appropriate to write in this blog so I may go into more detail later.

After three days of traveling today I finally head to Bethlehem and get to meet the family I will be living with for the next three months.

For those of you who don't know I am participating in the Palestine Summer Encounter (PSE) in Bethlehem for three months. I will go into more detail about that later as well.

Again, orientation for the program is tomorrow and I will have a better sense of what I can type out into the cyber world and what I better keep to myself. I will hopefully be able to share some of my experiences working for peace and experiencing the culture here in Palestine over the next three months. I hope to keep all my friends and family updated (and to let them know that I am safe), and maybe even begin to write some of my blog in Arabic (hopefully)!

I hope to be able to type more later this week after I get settled in and have a much better idea of what I will be doing in my volunteer position. Until then take care and I hope to hear from you during my time here! Sorry this first post is so dry!


  1. HAHAHA... you had to make a dry comment like your last line. Legendary!
    I'm so happy for you Cassie! Hopefully you'll mantain us entretained with your crazy adventures while us mere mortals study at the DP from 10-4pm on a wonderful 24C day (ok, maybe that's just me!)

    Take care!

  2. Yay! You decided to go. That's so exciting :D I look forward to hearing how you're doing over these next three months :)

  3. Hey Cassie - glad to have found your blog! I'm looking forward to following your pursuits here. Take care of yourself, okay :) ?