Month: April 2015

Tekoa: A trip to the Northern Judaean Mountains

The West Bank My friend never came out and said, “I live in the West Bank”, so it took me by surprise when we were crossing the line over in the dark of night. Not sure how I didn’t put the two together when he said “I live on a settlement”, but in my defense I was still new to the country. So it wasn’t until we were about five minutes away when my eyes widened with (I will admit) a little bit fear but also a lot of excitement. And that is how I found myself in the West Bank, Palestinian territory. 

India told in pictures

The past few years the idea of this place wedged itself in my mind. I knew I would find myself there soon I only had no idea when. While taking my school year abroad in Israel the opportunity revealed itself and I jumped on it. Here was the chance for my dream to come to fruition. The three people I would be traveling with had been there before so I felt confident in doing the minimum amount of research and putting my faith in their existing knowledge of the country as far as places to see and visit. Although I seemed to the only one to show any interest in going to visit one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Anyway, on January 8, 2015, in the middle of winter in Israel, the four of us were on a plane to Mumbai. Mumbai Even after landing in India the fact that I was there still barely registered in my mind. The whole thing was still dream-like. But India didn’t give me much time to adjust, …