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Things To Discover In The Discreet Country of Laos

Things To Discover In The Discreet Country of Laos

Laos is a beautiful untouched country in South East Asia. I’d pick Laos over busy Bali any day – why? Because it’s super chilled out and has a raw beauty and serenity which I hope, I really hope, doesn’t change. Things to see in Laos Luang Prabang  Take a walk through the countries ancient capital that feels as if it …

My Peaceful Trip To Rosh Pinna

My Peaceful Trip To Rosh Pinna

I ended up hitchhiking to Rosh Pinna from Nazareth which I didn’t plan to at all. I was waiting at the bus stop for the bus from Nazareth to Tiberius so I could change there to get to Rosh Pinna but it wasn’t coming. Either I’d got the schedule wrong or it just wasn’t coming at all but it was …

Watching The Sunset In Mikhmoret

Watching The Sunset In Mikhmoret

Walking softly on the evening sand. I can feel the softness of you hand. I don’t need to try and find the words to say. Enjoying things that make me feel this way. The sand feels so loose beneath our feet. This moment in time makes me feel so complete. Looking across the water as the sun slowly dips. Like …

My Trip To ‘No Mean’ Nazareth

My Trip To ‘No Mean’ Nazareth

Bus from Jerusalem to Nazareth cost 39NIS and takes just under 2 hours. Nazareth. Open for business? Nazareth, started as a little Jewish town around 2,000 years prior has spread its name far and wide as religion and skeptics alike desire to see the spot where the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ had lived, though to me, this mainstream holy …

My Half Day Trip To Bethlehem

My Half Day Trip To Bethlehem

And so to Bethlehem. I didn’t really want to go to Bethlehem. It was Saturday (Shabat) and on Shabat you’re not suppose to do anything. But I wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself if I didn’t go to Bethlehem. If not for me, for my grandmother. My (Catholic) grandmother is going to LOVE me The journey from Jerusalem to …

My Holy Trip To Jerusalem

My Holy Trip To Jerusalem

One of the best aspects of traveling, is the opportunity to experience the vibrancy and diversity of local religions, traditions and cultures. Jerusalem provides many such opportunities. Craaaazy, loud and rude! The zen state of mind I reached in Mitzpe Ramon vanished the moment I stepped off the bus and into the holy city they call Jerusalem. Jerusalem is crowded …

My Hike Trip To Mitzpe Ramon

My Hike Trip To Mitzpe Ramon

On the edge of the Ramon crater, at a height of some 300 meters above it, sits the town of Mitzpe Ramon. This pleasant, quiet town, built in the landscape of the largest of the Negev craters, between paths and cliffs, mountains and springs, has recently become a thriving little tourism town. Mitzpe Ramon was founded in 1951 and it even …

My Trip To Eilat

My Trip To Eilat

They say that all the crazy people all move to Jerusalem and the crazier people move to Eilat. Eilat lays awkwardly in the crack between the borders of Egypt and Jordan. It is Israels southernmost spot and it looks as though it has squeezed itself in between and made just enough space to form a city. I walked the border …

Beijing Teahouse Scam

Beijing Teahouse Scam

It took me 4 years for me to mentally process that I was a victim this scam Beijing tea house scam How the Beijing Tea House/Shop Scam Works Step 1 Pick an obvious tourist from the crowd. Preferably one who is young, alone and fascinated with their surroundings. In this case me.  Step 2  Find an innocent looking friend and …