Europe | Food and Drink

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There’s a lot more we have to write about Europe as yet, but as we move on, I’m already missing some of the really interesting food and drink we had while we were there…so without any further ado, here’s my … Continued

Rome | Exhibitions

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There are a great many permanent collections and installations in the museums and galleries of Rome, of course, but Bonnie and I also made a point of going to two temporary exhibitions while we were there. The first was the … Continued

Rome Highlights | A Study in Contrasts

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Bonnie and I have long realized a pattern in our travels where we pause for a moment and realize we’re the only English speakers for miles around. That is, what we usually look for often leads us to situations where … Continued

Nord Italia | Grazie mille!

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Bonnie and I have been looking forward to this part of our travels since we left almost a year ago: we got to visit our friends Cinzia and Alberto in northern Italy! We also had the pleasure of meeting their … Continued

Quick Village Story | Battle of the Tractors

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A bit of context: Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is technically, by many views, not really on Israeli or Palestinian land, but rather on a political limbo zone; we’re literally on top of the Green Line. The land was owned since back when … Continued

Latrun | History and The Hill Next Door

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About halfway through our walk to work, we’re presented with one of the more wide-open vistas I’ve ever seen. In the distance we can see the towns of Modi’in (check out the link for photos of the bizarre, Stonehenge-like apartment complex … Continued

Haifa: So Much Food.

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Haifa is a gorgeous city in northern Israel, cascading down the slopes of Mt. Carmel, with the Baha’i Gardens as the crown jewel among the pleasant seaside architecture. Leastways, until you get to the harbor area, where the city’s industrial … Continued

The Dead Sea: the most hilarious body of water ever

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The Dead Sea really is just a funny, funny place. But as the inimitable Jessica Jones says, “Start at the beginning.” And that beginning goes way, way back There are references to the Dead Sea stretching all the way back … Continued

Masada: Violent History and Modern Hiking

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So. Masada! Is up on a really big hill. Mountain? What separates a hill from a mountain, anyway? Is there a dividing height, or steepness? What if most of the mountain is below sea level, as this one is, being … Continued

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