Okay so i needed to get my legs waxed when i was in spain. My friend, RO, hooked me up with a nice salon in Madrid and off i went. What was really funny is that the lady who took care of me didn't speak one work of english and i am weak in fast spanish, so the communication was hilarious.
She used hard wax on me which i haven't had used since I wasn in esthetics school in 1987. Hard wax is the kind that gets put on thick and then peeled off rather than the strip wax that we use. She did a great job except that she recycled the leg wax she used in a strainer (no wonder the leg wax was cheap). Fortunately she did throw away the bikini wax strips. I was thinking to myself, american women would never allow this, i know it sounds disgusting, but oddly enough, it didn't really bother me. Please don't worry, we will never do this at alayne white spa, but if you ever are wondering why we need to charge what we do, think of this story and perhaps you will have a new appreciation for the sanitation that goes on behind the scenes at alayne white spa.
Here is the last leg of my 1 month journey around the Mediterranean. This picture is taken in Tel Aviv, Israel. The old town of Jaffa and the Mediterranean is behind us. I am with my friend Naomi whom i have not seen since 1977. This journey was about letting go of expectations, simply going on a trip with no plan, no expectations, no itinerary. For someone like me who is goal oriented and likes to check things off my never ending list, this was an interesting if not liberating place for me and I feel its purpose was more than satisfied.
If you are over 45, you most likey remember most things being closed in the states on Sundays. For many of us as children, Sundays were days were there was nothing on TV, not much to do and certainly no shopping. Our children today couldn't possibly fathom that in our world where consumerism is the new religion, but here is Israel, Givataim the suburb of Tel Aviv, it is like a blast from the past except because the majority is Jewish here, everything closes on Fridays around 4 and stays closed until sunset on Saturdays.
The question I always get when i tell people i am traveling to israel is, is it safe? aren't you afraid? Israel is of course a hot bed of energy, surrounded by people who really don't like them too much, but i feel incredibly safe here. The essence of my travel here is my awe for the overall lack of complacency and this i really cherish. pictures will follow as i am having some time with my ipad on this trip and this is where my photos are right now.
Here is an example of a typical menorcan dress. Everyone wore dresses. The shoes I am touching are menorcan sandals. They are really the 'crocs' of the island. Men women and children all wear them and I wish I could say I bought some, but I just couldn't get used to them. Instead I found some great sandals made of recycledmmaterial that Giselle designed, you know the stunning other half of our beloved Tom Brady.
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