I’ve been blogging for the mankind since 2005; but never thought that this SuperBlog would reward me with something totally exciting! About two months ago I received an email from the organizers of the ‘Once In A Lifetime 2.0’ project, informing me about their initiative and an invitation to visit one of the most intriguing places in the world – Israel! I’m one of the 5 international bloggers who will visit Israel on 11 September 2011 for an 11-day trip. The trip has been organized by Students Of Top Universities in Israel : Technion & Haifa who are on “Stand With Us” fellowship; in association with The Ministry Of Tourism (Israel) .
The Once In A Lifetime 2.0 Trip
The trip will take us to different parts of the country and give us a chance to explore the real Israel, its culture, people, technology, unity in diversity and experience what Israel has to offer to the world. If you don’t mind being a little jealous of us, the trip includes –
- Visiting awesomest tourist places in Israel.
- Meeting with the ministers, members of Parliament of Israel.
- Visiting the Dead Sea (I admit, I never thought in my life, I’d actually visit the Dead Sea!)
- Driving the electric car – woa! Thank You, Better Place!
- Special meeting with leading singers in Israel. (Guess what? I’m jealous!)
- Visiting leading Universities.
- Sea Of Galilee
- Diving in Eilat – (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara!)
- …and many surprises!
All of us will tweet, blog and update Facebook (I’m not on Facebook, meh!) to keep all of you updated. We’ll be your eyes and ears throughout this trip and all that means is that you are coming with us! You can ask questions, comment and tell us what you think about our daily posts through comments. There are links at the bottom of this page which you can follow to prepare yourself for the trip.
Who’s With Me On This Trip? Meet The Bloggers!
I’ll be joined by Eunice Khong of Traverlfolio from Singapore, Marcello Arrambide of WanderingTrader from Venezuela, Feng Yimeng of SINA from China and Chris Richardson of TheAussieNomad from Australia. Check out The Bloggers Page for videos featuring all of us.
The trip will be covered through social media and Israeli TV and newspapers as well. I’ll post regular updates and try to give you hourly updates through this blog, CE Forum or through twitter. Check out following links –
Follow The Big K On Twitter: @thebigk
Before we get ready for this exciting trip, I must thank and congratulate the entire organizing team for their hardwork. Keren from the organizing team has been instrumental in keeping us updated and I thank her for all her efforts in solving my Visa related issues. I look forward to meeting all the organizers and bloggers and having an exciting time!
Israel, I’m coming! September 11 – the trip starts. Are you with me?