The Old City, the Holy Land. Ridiculed with tourists and religious tourists, the city is filled with camera clicking people from all over the world. Interestingly, many people come from Russia. Either way, many people find themselves here to pay respects to their respective religious beliefs. The Old City is divided into three main quarters, the Moslem, Christian and Jewish quarters. Each having their own strict rules and regulations, not only to other religious people, but also tourists.
Contrary to media perceptions of Israel being a worn torn country, Tel Aviv reflects the prosperity of the Israeli people and its Jewish roots. Although many have said that Tel Aviv is not the best representation of Israel, its practices does reflect the predominantly Jewish traditions. Occasions such as Shabbat, where pretty much everything is closed after 3pm on Friday and most of Saturday. Having said that, a night out in Tel Aviv is like any other liberal city in the world… Continue reading →
The Middle East? I often get told by local Israelis that Israel is hardly a representation of the Middle East. They are, of course, not wrong. Tel Aviv itself is very much liberal. The streets are filled with hipsters, fancy cars, great food and shops can be found opened on Shabbat! Shabbat is celebrated every week, where a everyone stops working around 3pm on a Friday and the whole of Saturday, everything is dead. Hence it was a great opportunity having the privilege to spend a Shabbat meal with a friend! Continue reading →
In the well known capital of Bolivia, is Sucre. A UN heritage site wherein lies a small trekking company that took me for a wonderful experience in the rural side of Bolivia.
Condor Trekkers caters to all age groups, but more importantly, they provide well rounded guides. The wholesome guides provided safety as we trekked and ensured that they had answered all our questions about the area and its inhabitants.
We had to improvise at times because the trek was not always there!
These protected areas hold vast amounts of resources!
This was our picnic lunch for the couple of days that we went trekking!Local village children that spoke some Spanish, Aymara and Quechua! We bought some bracelets from them!