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”

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”

لماذا اخترت دراسة اللغة العربية

قبل ٤ سنوات قررت أن أدرس اللغات في الجامعة وفي رأيي هدأ القرار كان واحد من أهم القرارات في حياتي في العام ٢٠١٢ سافرت إلى القدس من أجل أن أكون متطوعة في منظمة كبيرة في البلدية القديمة القدس عندما وصلت إلى القدس ما عرفت كلمة في اللغة العربية. كل يوم عندما عملت في المنطمة سمعتContinue reading “لماذا اخترت دراسة اللغة العربية”

Tracks and Tantrums – Amman Train Station

I’m feeling a little reminiscent today, so I decided to write about a sweet moment that happened during the time that I lived in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. It was a lovely hot Wednesday in May. I was set to leave Jordan within the following two weeks so I wanted to make theContinue reading “Tracks and Tantrums – Amman Train Station”

The man with the warmest of smiles

Click here to read more stories from Jerusalem. Ours was the unlikeliest of friendships. After all, he and I were from two completely different worlds. I was an eighteen-year-old redhead, who had left home to find herself and her ‘calling’ in the exotic-sounding city of Jerusalem: ‘the center of the world’. He was a long-standingContinue reading “The man with the warmest of smiles”