Munchies Guide to Israel: Falafels

The falafel, a deep-fried ball of crispy goodness with a soft and flavorful inside, is a traditional Middle Eastern food to have most likely originated in Egypt.

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The Cats of Israel [Through the Lens]

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a country with so many cats. Everywhere you go, you’ll find one or two or thirty cats, each with their own attitude and some with attitudes comparable to that of a sassy teenager.

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This is Israel (Ep. 9 – August 2018)

This is Israel is back after a few months of hiatus!  For those who might not be familiar with this blog segment, it is a space where I share with you what I have experienced during my past month in Israel. In addition to my normal travel blogs, I want to use this space to give you…

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[Zichron Yaakov] A quaint and tranquil town

Zichron Yaakov (also spelled Zikhron Ya’akov) is located 35 kilometers south of Haifa, which makes it the perfect destination for me to bus to on a Friday morning before Shabbat starts and the buses stop running.

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Story Time (Ep. 5)

It’s midnight and I’ve been asleep for nearly two hours already. A bit uncomfortable, I shift my body on the bed so that I can sleep on my right side. My hand touches the bed cover and I feel crumbs all around. “Huh”, I think to myself, “I should get rid of these crumbs” and…

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Sarona Market [Tel Aviv] – A culinary oasis

Described as being the heartbeat of Israeli culinary art, Sarona Market opened in 2015 and now houses a total of 91 shops, stalls, and restaurants. It is considered as Israel’s largest and most unique indoor culinary complex.

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Old Jaffa [Tel Aviv]

The ancient port city of Tel Aviv is one filled with wonders, houses exciting finds, and carries a unique atmosphere. A big contrast to the towering new buildings of Tel Aviv, the old, narrow streets and courtyards of Old Jaffa give you a glimpse of what it must have been like to live in this…

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What’s Haifa (Israel) weather like?

Whenever I go traveling, I always try to go during a time of year when the weather is supposed to be good (i.e., warm enough that I don’t need to wear a gazillion layers and cold enough that I’m not sweating and burning to death). Seeing as I’m living in Haifa, I thought it may…

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