Coffee Culture in Austria

Austria is widely known for its coffee culture and, more specifically, its Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses). Although Austria is not the pioneer of coffee house culture, the coffee house tradition they have sparked is like no other in the world. The country has truly elevated coffee to an art form.

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[Through the Lens] Finding the Peaceful Moments of Madrid

Sometimes, it’s finding those peaceful moments that can get you through the day. There are days where all you need is a breath of fresh air and room to think – and these moments in Madrid gave me just that.

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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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Barcelona’s Charming Gothic Quarter

No matter which backstreet or alleyway you take, the centuries-old squares of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter will lead to some hidden treasures – small artisan shops, restaurants, and magnificent cathedrals.

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Spending Half a Day in Toledo

We got up bright and early to make our way to the train station to buy our tickets for our trip to Toledo. Today was going to be a half-day excursion to this old city and we had absolutely no idea what to expect other than “it’s absolutely stunning!”, sooo we were pretty sure it…

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Founded in 1932, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has become one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions, holding a comprehensive collection of local and foreign art, with works from the 16th century to present day.

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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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[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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