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Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

After some time in Hanoi I hopped on a plane to Hue, yes I took a plane because at that point I needed a break from night trains and long bus rides. The plane was maybe $30 with checked baggage and it would only take an hour rather than 4-6. I arrived and got a taxi to my hostel. It was in a good area but it was on the most touristy street I had ever seen. It was like…

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Three Histories, Three Religions, One Shared City: Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Exploring Jerusalem

Three Histories, Three Religions, One Shared City: Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Exploring Jerusalem

One of the great things about Jerusalem’s Old City is that there is so much you can learn by just spending a few hours behind those old stone walls. It is truly an amazing feeling to know that you stand where millions of other have stood before you through different periods of time. Some who hold witness to events you can only read about in some of the oldest books (Torah, Bible, Qur’an).

A Wall of Colours: Old City Light Show | Exploring Jerusalem

A Wall of Colours: Old City Light Show | Exploring Jerusalem

                    On our last Thursday in Jerusalem before we all headed off on our own for a week, the group of us headed into the Old City at night for a Light Show. I believe it was the last one of the season and boy was it crowded! I was starting to feel slightly claustrophobic (and I only get that way in extremely tight situations). While I enjoyed the show immensely,…

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Walking Through History: Exploring the Old City in Jerusalem

Walking Through History: Exploring the Old City in Jerusalem

Damascus Gate (and a bug that landed on my camera) I love the Old City! It is one of my favorite places I have ever been to. I love the history of it and I think it is amazing how old the walls and buildings are. The Old City is divided into four quarters: Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian Christian. This place is filled with so many stories and people and has been home to Muslims, Jews and Christians for…

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