Traveler Mindset http://travelermindset.com Sun, 15 May 2016 02:58:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 59325749 Europe | Food and Drink http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/14/europe-food-drink/ Sun, 15 May 2016 02:58:02 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4697 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

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Rome | Exhibitions http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/11/rome-highlights-2/ Wed, 11 May 2016 22:21:36 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4663 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

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Rome Highlights | A Study in Contrasts http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/10/rome-highlights/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/10/rome-highlights/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 21:44:59 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4659 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

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Nord Italia | Grazie mille! http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/03/nord-italia-grazie-mille/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/05/03/nord-italia-grazie-mille/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 23:03:30 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4636 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

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Quick Village Story | Battle of the Tractors http://travelermindset.com/2016/04/24/4629/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:05:50 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4629 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

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Ramallah | We made it, Momma! http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/31/ramallah-made-momma/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/31/ramallah-made-momma/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:51:24 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4593 While Ramallah isn’t as old as some of the places that claim more biblical origins, it’s still been around for a good long time. It’s said to have been founded by Christians fleeing from the east after a snafu resulting … Continued

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Latrun | History and The Hill Next Door http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/30/latrun-history-and-the-hill-next-door/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/30/latrun-history-and-the-hill-next-door/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:09:47 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4595 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

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Haifa: So Much Food. http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/10/haifa/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/10/haifa/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:13:52 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4574 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

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The Dead Sea: the most hilarious body of water ever http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/03/the-dead-sea/ http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/03/the-dead-sea/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:25:05 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4539 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

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Masada: Violent History and Modern Hiking http://travelermindset.com/2016/03/01/masada/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:32:18 +0000 http://travelermindset.com/?p=4535 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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