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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The Cats of Israel [Through the Lens]

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.

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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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Story Time (Ep. 5)

It’s midnight and I’ve been asleep for nearly two hours already. A bit uncomfortable, I shift my body on the bed so that I can sleep on my right side. My hand touches the bed cover and I feel crumbs all around. “Huh”, I think to myself, “I should get rid of these crumbs” and…

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Sarona Market [Tel Aviv] – A culinary oasis

Described as being the heartbeat of Israeli culinary art, Sarona Market opened in 2015 and now houses a total of 91 shops, stalls, and restaurants. It is considered as Israel’s largest and most unique indoor culinary complex.

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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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This is Israel (Ep. 7 – February 2018)

The seventh 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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