Israel

Hitchhiking in Turbulent Israel

We meet many people on the road, both locals and travelers alike who help us in time of need or distress without expecting a return. Last week of every month I bring you stories from travelers who have experienced kindness on the road and like to share and spread it for the love of travel. This month’s story has come from Netherlands’s Jacomijn Heupink who takes us to Israel, that too during Shabbat. No one would know it better than me how difficult it could get during Shabbat. As a tourist, you might get into trouble if you don’t plan in advance. Read on to know what Jacomijn’s experience was during her hitchhiking in turbulent Israel.

Over to Jacomijn Heupink.
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Kindness on the Road in Israel

When you know me and know my blog… You know that I’m a police officer and will be traveling safe. Maybe sometimes people are surprised by what I feel is safe but still… nothing bad has ever happened to me in my years of backpacking around this wonderful world. My confidence in mankind hasn’t been affected by my work, by the situations I can be part of when working. Life is good, people are most of the time sincere and helpful!! The world is a beautiful place to live in!!

Jordan through their eyes

Jordan through their eyes

Every place that we visit leaves a mark on us and the experience lingers on for a long time. Maybe some incidents, food, monuments or people, there are plethora of reasons why that place is stuck in our memories and that leads to the question…. What factors lift a moment from the banal to the “unforgettable” status? What makes some moments stand out over others?
In Jordan we travelled in a group and each one’s expectations and experiences were like different colors of an artist’s palette. It is only when the artist combines these colors in his own way do we get to see the magnificent picture. Some of them have penned down about their favourite places to complete the picture of Jordan.

Ekta of Shadows Galore

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One of the most

World Post Day

World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated on 9th October every year, that is today. Contrary to the popular belief that the first post office started functioning on this day, it is actually the day on which Universal Postal Union was established in 1874 in Berne.

Enough of history. Why am I talking about this?

Mauritius Postal Museum @lemonicks.com

If the entrance is this inviting, who would not like to go in ?
Is not it a good way to invite to a museum?

Postal Services are very close to me and

Pastoral beauty of Tiberias

It was late afternoon by the time we reached this small town of Tiberias situated on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, in a region called Lower Galilee in Israel. Well the Sea is not really a sea but a lake. The sky was clear and sunny. Town maybe small but it has a huge relevance to the 3 major mono-theistic religions of the world.

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After a small welcome drink and dumping our stuff in the room over looking the cool blue lake. We spent a few minutes savoring the fantastic view for a few minutes. As our dear friend and guide was too tired to show us around we went out to explore on our own, with a promise to meet him for dinner.

Celebrating Yoga Day

What is common between Yoga, Milk and Honey?

Yoga in Israel
Yoga in Israel

We all know that Yoga knows no boundaries and is practiced all over the world. However when I came to know that Israel, the land of milk and honey, as it is called in scriptures, is big on Yoga, I was quite surprised. The traditional practice of yoga has seen numerous variations. Sometime back I had written about Yoga in Israel and had promised to write about the various types of Yoga in practice there, in addition to the classic form.

While Yoga in India is peaceful, quiet and serious, it’s more fun in the west. In India sometimes the teacher doesn’t even speak a word!