The More I See The Less I Know (Part 2)
Arriving in Bethlehem is no easy feat. This is where we encountered the first of the infamous check points (of which I took no photos because I didn’t want to get shot- they have BIG guns). The check points exist all along the West Bank, to ensure that no one enters or exits without permission. Palestinians living within the West Bank must obtain special permits to leave (rarely given,...
The More I See The Less I Know (Part 1)
Those of you who follow my blog or my life closely know that I recently returned from a 2 week trip to Israel/Palestine. Just to get it out in the open, I call it “Israel/Palestine” for a number of reasons. Mostly it’s the fact that we traveled not only within Israel, but also to the West Bank, which isn’t technically Israel- though it’s controlled and occupied by...
Blog Hiatus (for Peace!)
Dear lovely, much appreciated readers of my blog, This will probably be my shortest post yet, as I just spent 4 hours packing, laundry-ing (sure) and charging electronics etc etc to prepare for a two week trip to Israel and the West Bank. At the last minute I was invited to join SIPP (Student Interfaith Peace Project- led by my phenomenal Mother) on their end of the year journey as a...
Is This Heaven?
Allow me to paint you a picture. It’s 2 am on Sunday night, my lovely roommate and I are driving home from an adventurous evening in Venice, and we are dying for French Toast. Although she isn’t vegan (yet), we both love a good vegan brunch (ever since our Madeleine Bistro extravaganza) so she was happy to come along if I could find a place for the following morning. Much to our...