Story Time (Ep. 3)

They tell me it’s raining outside, but that’s okay – I’ve got my umbrella so all should be well.

I step outside.

“Lovely”, I think to myself in a sarcastic tone, one eyebrow raised.

The saying “it’s raining cats and dogs” would fit perfectly for this situation.

No wait, I take that back.

It would make more sense to say that God had taken the ocean and had just decided to throw it on land – and I got caught in the middle of it. Continue reading “Story Time (Ep. 3)”

This is Israel (Ep. 4 – November 2017)

Two questions may be running through your head:

 

1. Why did you disappear?

and

     2. It’s the end of January so why are you just publishing November’s post now?

 

And those are two quite valid questions. Little did I know that life would be throwing a few hurdles my way – and that my internet would not work properly and that my laptop would have to be sent out to be repaired (which ensued in a few weeks of reading, drawing, and actually going outside wutttt). So, in the upcoming weeks, my plan is to post those “This is Israel” installments that I had missed to date: the November, December, and January installments. Hopefully life will be a bit smoother and I will be able to keep you all up-to-date! Sorry for the delay friends 🙂

So without further ado, here is the fourth installment of “This is Israel”!  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 a glimpse of what my life in Israel is really like.

Continue reading “This is Israel (Ep. 4 – November 2017)”

The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa

Imagine the way a waterfall flows: as the water hits each level of earth, it cascades down, never stopping or ceasing, and in perfect harmony with its surroundings.  Now superimpose this image with a series of perfectly manicured gardens flowing down the side of a mountain, each slope containing a beautiful and unique layout. What you’re imagining now are the Bahá’í terraces found on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Continue reading “The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa”

Off to the Market We Go!

The city of Akka (also commonly spelled as Akko or Acre) is located in the northern extremity of Israel, approximately 30km north of Haifa.

Because of its location on the border of the Mediterranean sea, Akka very naturally was able to become a harbor for Israel — helping it become one of the oldest cities of the world (continuously inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age around 4000 years ago!). Continue reading “Off to the Market We Go!”