Friday, June 7, 2013

Suggestion for Israel: get screens for the windows

There have been so many little (and big) things that have been different from what we're used to in Chile and Israel.  One that's on my mind right now because I have a ton of itchy bug bites is screens on the windows.  Israel, I suggest to you that you get some screens for your windows.  It's almost always hot enough in our apartment that we want to have the windows open, but it means that tons of mosquitoes are always flying in and trying to eat us.  We kill them when we can, but nonetheless we're both covered in mosquito bites.

Chile also didn't have screens on the windows, but believe it or not, they also almost entirely didn't have bugs, so it didn't matter.  I think I got maybe 2 bug bites the entire time we were in Chile, despite being there in the equivalent seasons of the year.

Of course, the US also has bugs, at least in the Northeast, but we have the sense to have screens on the windows so that we don't have to worry the entire time we're sleeping about getting eaten alive in our beds.

Well, there are many things I'll miss about our trip when it's over, but there are some things to look forward to too.

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