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  1. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    Let me abuse your own thread Nick to tell you your inbox is full :)
  2. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    Is it known in which directions are they flying? Because I can't really imagine them flying to KM19 over IBRCE, where would they fly from, the Red Sea?
  3. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    I have to admit that on two separate nights at the same campsite near Iddan, I got my sleeping mat chewed by a stray dog (whilst sleeping on it). As for wolfs and hyenas, for all the effort we have put into seeing them, we found none, so they are definitely not very common. (Unlike in Oman where...
  4. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    Only 3% of GDP. Yes, there is a lot of tourism in Israel, but there is a lot of economy in Israel. Besides international subsidies, the other main reason how such a small country can afford such insane military is that it is unbelievably productive, in both heavy industry and high tech...
  5. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    There is really not much of any risk in Israel, despite of what you hear about the conflict, the areas where you go are really safe, even though same might be "technically" West Bank. Minefields are usually clearly marked, firing ranges not so much, but you are unlikely to get actually fired...
  6. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    I went for a brief dip in the Dead Sea and it was quite nice. Mind you this was actual Dead Sea, not the thing they are trying to sell you in Ein Bokek. Nowadays I am not aware of any site in Israel where there is access, as even in Ein Gedi, the receding levels of the waters made the previous...
  7. opisska

    Trying to sweep up in Southern Israel 21-26 February 2020

    You almost make it seem easy to hear a Desert Owl in Israel! Was that your first try ever? We have sunk something like 12 hours into it before we made contact :) Did you have any gen on that site, or were you just purely lucky? I actualy had some info that the owls can be somewhere in that area...
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