[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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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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Story Time (Ep. 4)

It’s 5:30am and the sky is starting to brighten up. The weather is warm and a slightly cool breeze ruffles my hair and raises my spirits. I walk down the road. It’s a 40 minute walk to my destination and I bask in the quiet calmness that surrounds me and makes its way into every corner…

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This is Israel (Ep. 5 – December 2017)

The fifth 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.

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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…

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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 –…

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This is Israel (Ep.3 – October 2017)

The third installment of “This is Israel” is here (sorry that it’s a week late)! 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…

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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…

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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…

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Wadi Nisnas

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,…

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