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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Munchies Guide to Israel: Shakshuka

Shakshuka (شَكْشُوكَةٌ) is a staple of Arab and Israeli cuisines and can be found at most coffee shops and restaurants around the country.The dish is not native to Israel, as it was brought here by the Jewish immigrants from North Africa but, in part, due to the Tunisian, Algerian, and Moroccan Jewish communities here, it…

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This is Israel (Ep. 8 – March 2018)

The eighth 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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An authentic Israeli lunch

By far my most favourite experience up-to-date: enjoying an authentic Israeli lunch on a small plot of land prepared for us by a humble and gracious man.

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What’s Different? Israel vs. Canada (pt.2)

Traveling or living somewhere new is always an amazing opportunity to learn new things and engage in new experiences. And it’s almost impossible not to see differences between somewhere you previously lived and somewhere you are currently living. So I thought it might be interesting to see what differences have been apparent to me while…

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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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