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Floating in the Dead Sea, Swimming in the Red and Bouncing Through the Negev| Exploring Israel

Floating in the Dead Sea, Swimming in the Red and Bouncing Through the Negev| Exploring Israel

I decided to change up my usual style of posts. When I travel I like to keep a journal so I can write down memories, names, places, emotions and anything else I want to document. I decided that since blogging is sort of like writing a journal, except you publish it for everyone to read, I should combine the two and see what happens.     Keep in mind that I have changed somethings for the sake of flow because…

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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).

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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Finding Peace in Palestine| Explore Palestine

Finding Peace in Palestine| Explore Palestine

I saw many things in Israel and Palestine and to be honest not all of the things I saw and heard were warm and fuzzy. I have to share something with all of you, and some may find it hard to believe but I got to experience a Palestine that many people do not believe exists. People around me, friends and family, have a certain perception when it comes to Palestine and the people there and I do not blame…

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Shalom, Shabbat, Shawarma| Explore Israel

Shalom, Shabbat, Shawarma| Explore Israel

                          On May 25th I got on a plane and flew to Tel-Aviv. I was filled with expectations and excitement. This was an adventure I had been waiting for, an adventure that by chance found me and an adventure I wasn’t sure I was prepared for.

Expectations and Pre-Travel Thoughts

Expectations and Pre-Travel Thoughts

              When one travels or plans to travel to a certain place I feel like certain expectations are eminent. For example, if you travel to tropical destination, one expectation is that the weather will be hot enough to sport a bikini everyday and in every picture #selfie. For Paris, a stereotypical expectation is that people will be rude and not speak to you if you dare utter an English word. Not all expectations have…

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This Summer with Operation Groundswell

This Summer with Operation Groundswell

This summer I am very excited to be travelling to Israel and Palestine with the non-profit, Canadian, organization called¬†Operation Groundswell. I received an email through my school in November about this organization and I knew this was something I would want to be a part of. All of their trips sounded amazing, however for me it was a tie between India and the Middle East. I have always wanted to go to India but at the same time, my passion…

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