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A Place of Food: Israel and Palestine| Explore Israel and Palestine

A Place of Food: Israel and Palestine| Explore Israel and Palestine

                    Food is a wonderful thing, and Middle Eastern food is delicious. While the following pictures are of dishes you can find almost anywhere, I can attest to the fact that being in the Middle East and seeing and smelling these foods everyday made them taste so much better than they do at home.¬†

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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