Continuing his trek around the Mediterranean Sea in the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Egypt during 2017.
How Does An Idiot-ic MedTrekker in Israel Observe Sukkot, or the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles?
The Idiot didn’t have a clue what would impress him most as he MedTrekked down the coastline of Israel in early October when everyone in the country was observing Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.
Would it be the state of the wide, clean, sandy beaches that stretch the length of the country crowded with holiday sunbathers and vacationers?
Or maybe sightings of an ancient hippodrome, a dead turtle, a shipwrecked boat, horseback riders, a rare nudist or the Israeli flag?
Actually, none of the above.
The Idiot was continually intrigued by communal tent life that, during the extended Jewish holidays, transformed the Mediterranean coast into the world’s longest kibbutz.
Tomorrow: With Increasing Unrest In Israel, How Do Three MedTrekkers Get To Gaza And Live To Talk About It?
Joel Stratte-McClure, an American journalist/adventurer who lived in France for over three decades, is the author of “The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean” (2008) and “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean” (2013).
He is currently based in Northern California but travels regularly to the Mediterranean to gather anecdotes and add kilometers for his third book in this series: “The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Walking the Mediterranean in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” (2018).