The Taste of Jerusalem

Imagine salty chickpeas bursting in your mouth causing a rush of excitement. Just when your taste buds gain control of the chickpea’s flavor, peppers add a kick. Their hot twang takes you by surprise. But wait! What could that be now? A touch of garlic, a hint of humus, and a dash of onion swirl […]

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Feeling 22

My birthday TOMORROW, August 29th, and I’ll  be turning 23!!!  With the arrival of another birthday and the passing of another year, I am forced to look back on the one that’s just gone. I cannot believe that I’ve spent 11 of the 12 months of my 22nd year here in Ireland. It was the […]

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Remembering My Trip to Israel

In May, I made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and that trip has forever changed my life. Our group visited the Herodian, the palace that Herod the Great built for himself outside of Bethlehem. From the pinnacle of the palace, Herod could see the distant hills of Jericho and almost all of Jerusalem. The palace initially stood […]

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Top 10 Best Views

1. Jerusalem, Israel from the Mt. of Olives I have never been so moved by a view as I was from this one. Looking out over the rolling hills and square buildings of this ancient city took my heart. To think of all of the amazing things that have happened here.  As a Christian woman, […]

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First Time Traveler vs Experienced Traveler

First Time Traveler : Ahhh!!! I am SO pumped! Paris!! London!! AMSTERDAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Experienced Traveler : Paris, London, Amsterdam! Wooo…. I mean, Yay!!! FTT : My Passport is gonna be loaded with stamps! Come at me customs! ET : I am coming here to visit. Please just stamp my book thing so I can go spend my pennies on delicious […]

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Looking Backwards and Forwards

The fifth day (yesterday) in Israel was a half day. Being a Sunday, we had the morning free to do as we pleased, and I chose to sleep in.  I eventually crawled out of bed and got my gear together to travel back home later that night.  Our schedule was for the entire group to […]

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Israel : Day 4

How do I feel at the end of the day? Dead tired. Like yesterday, we walked a lot. I mean, it’s a good thing because I saw a lot but whew! I’m tired. What was the weirdest thing I ate? I had Shawarma today!! Very tasty 🙂 All of the veggies were falling all over […]

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Israel : Day 3

How do I feel at the end of the day? Like I’ve been road hard and put up wet. Exhausted. Dead tired. We walked and walked and walked some more. My poor feet. But, in our walking we saw some amazing things. Definitely a great day! I’m just beat.   What was the weirdest thing […]

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Israel : Day 2

How do I feel at the end of the day? I’m a little groggy today. The jet lag caught up with me this morning. We started the day with a 7.30 lecture that lasted until 10.00am. 😑 I mean, it was good but that was 5.30am on my body and listening to a lecture was […]

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Israel : Day 1

How do I feel at the end of the day? I feel great!! Today was only a half day with us back at the hotel by 4.00pm. I’m currently, as I write this, laying pool side soaking up some vitamin D. The day started when my roommate got up at 6.00am. We were on the […]

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