Why You Should Walk Around Barcelona’s City Center

I’m a big believer of the notion that walking around and exploring will always be more fulfilling than going on the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours to see specific locations to check off of a list. Sure, you may get to your destination faster (and if you’re low on time or have difficulty walking, this may be the best option for you), but you’ll miss out on the essence of the city.

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[Through the Lens] Barcelona’s street art

When walking down the streets of Barcelona, whether it be a street filled with tourists or one lined with trees, whether it’s behind cars and houses, on garage doors or abandoned buildings, or in the most unexpected places, you’ll always be certain to come across something constant: street art.

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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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[Through the Lens] The Cats of Israel

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. But why are there so many of them? Well, it is said that during the…

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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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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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