A historical city full of secrets: What I learned in the beautiful city of Hebron.(ft. A beautiful Turkish baths)

Before I begin I would like to give a special word of thanks to the Al Qasrawi family and the Al Bakri family for the heartwarming welcome that I received. Hebron is a city rich in history and it is very significant to me as a Christian. I am sure that my trip would haveContinue reading “A historical city full of secrets: What I learned in the beautiful city of Hebron.(ft. A beautiful Turkish baths)”

The hidden secrets of the Old City of Jerusalem: Exploring the Christian and Muslim Quarters

There is no city quite like Jerusalem, the capital that attracts over 3.5 million tourists each year. I spent roughly three years living in the city and I can tell you that I most enjoyed living in the Old City. The Old city of Jerusalem is divided into four quarters: the Muslim quarter, the JewishContinue reading “The hidden secrets of the Old City of Jerusalem: Exploring the Christian and Muslim Quarters”

The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan

Flowers in the Desert That sounds like an oxymoron. They are two words that would not normally be seen together: two words that seem self contradicting.  However, it is true, flowers do grow in the desert. They do not grow for very long, but each spring, right after the few drops of rain that reachContinue reading “The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan”

The flower that bloomed

Click here, to read more of the Jerusalem series. There is someone that I know who lives down a narrow street somewhere in the city by the bakers. The house with the small patio and the black ever so slightly rusted gate. If you ever visit her you will often find her scurrying from roomContinue reading “The flower that bloomed”

The songbird and I

Once upon a time, on a day that nobody remembers, a songbird was released from its cage. I’m sure that would have been quite a day! I wish that I could have watched her finally break free into the night sky. For that night she had been gifted with a new song. This is aContinue reading “The songbird and I”

The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan

Wadi Darga and the Caves of Bar Kochba This hike has it all. Adventure. Danger. Panorama. History. Spectacular views. Isolation.  On the Northwestern side of the Dead Sea is a canyon system called the Nahal Darga. The word ‘Nahal’ means dry riverbed. The Nahal Darga  is a very deep, rugged, dry riverbed that flows intoContinue reading “The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan”

The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan!

Hiking in the Land of the Bible What more can I say? I love to hike. It is a part of my nature. If  I see a mountain, I immediately want to climb it. If I see rough terrain, I want to challenge it. Combine that with the heat of the desert, throw in some ofContinue reading “The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan!”

Lighting candles in the Old City

The Old City of Jerusalem is always a hive of activity. As the sun gently rises over the distant hills, shopkeepers begin their commutes towards the city centre. Long days lie ahead, setting up shop in the empty streets. It does not take long for the crowds to appear -in their hundreds. Tourism in JerusalemContinue reading “Lighting candles in the Old City”

The secrets of the wise

Click here, to read more of the Jerusalem series. Her heart is for the visitor, the traveler, the new mother and the newlywed. To the world, she is a normal woman, however, I know her secret! She truly is a special character in her own right. One of a kind. Traditional yet open-minded, thoughtful andContinue reading “The secrets of the wise”

ما هو الصديق الأكبر من الأخ؟

“إذا كان بإمكانك الحصول على شئ إضافي واحد في حياتك، فما الذي سيكون لديك؟” أجابت: “أتمنى أن يكون لدي أخ“ كيف يمكنني أن أعرف أنه سيتم الرد على طلبي؟ كان صباح يناير مشمسا عندما توجهنا إلى مدينة جديدة للمرة الأولى احببة ان اتعرف على مدينة جديدة وقد دعتني صديقتي إلى بيتها وكنت ممتنة الفرصة لمشاهدةContinue reading “ما هو الصديق الأكبر من الأخ؟”