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!”

Wadi Nisnas

Welcome to the Arab neighbourhood of Haifa: the Wadi Nisnas.

A place filled with life, vibrant people, and of course, amazing eats.

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Walk down to the Wadi to find the most delicious falafels, soul-warming baked goods, extravagant sweets, and an open air market containing the most amazing fruits and vegetables. Come breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there will always be some kind of food to satisfy your cravings. Continue reading “Wadi Nisnas”

Story Time (Ep. 2)

An alarm sounds.

Distant. Yet oddly familiar.

Opening my eyes, reality hits. It’s 6:00am, my alarm clock is chiming away, and it’s time for me to get up and get ready.

Groggily and ungracefully, I get out of my bed and grab my towel in order to take a shower.

I open my door, walk a few steps, and stop dead in my tracks. I’ve noticed something from the corner of my eye. Continue reading “Story Time (Ep. 2)”

This is Israel (Ep.1 – August 2017)

As many of you already know, I’ve now moved to Israel!

Over the course of this month, I have slowly begun adjusting to life here and have begun to feel settled in.

In addition to writing blog posts about my traveling adventures, I thought I would also write one blog post per month about what has occurred within that period so that my family, friends, and anyone interested can get a glimpse of what my life in Israel is really like.

I am looking forward to taking this journey with you all! Continue reading “This is Israel (Ep.1 – August 2017)”