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!”
Welcome to the Arab neighbourhood of Haifa: the Wadi Nisnas.
A place filled with life, vibrant people, and of course, amazing eats.
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”
The second installment of “This is Israel” is here! 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.2 – September 2017)”
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)”
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)”
One of my most favourite things to do when I’ve gone to a different country is to look closely at the city and its inhabitants to see what cultural aspects or daily life habits are different than what I’m used to back home.
Moving to Israel has given me this opportunity, and during these past few weeks I have seen some striking differences compared to what I’m used to experiencing back home in Canada.
As I experience more of this beautiful country, I’m sure that I’ll write more blog posts about the differences between Israel and Canada. But for now, let’s start off with five. Continue reading “What’s Different? Israel vs. Canada (pt.1)”
I’m sitting by a field, watching a soccer game unfold in front of my eyes.
Sweat dripping down their faces, the players run for the ball, similar to the way a cat would chase a mouse. One after another the teams score, and the spectators cheer and clap.
But my attention is quickly drawn somewhere else: A tug at my skirt indicating that someone wants to talk to me. Continue reading “Story Time (Ep.1)”