Since we’ve already written about so many places we’ve seen, we thought it would be a good idea to put them all on a Google Map.
We knew about Battir that it’s and UNESCO World Heritage Site and that’s why we asked Michael, our guide in Palestine, to drive us there and show us around the village. What we didn’t know is that this village has such a strong story behind and so many great people working hard to change mentalities and show Battir’s true value.
Traveling to Palestine was a new experience for us from many perspectives. It was a trip of amazement, of appreciation, of encouragement, of mixed feelings, of compassion, of quilt sometimes, of feeling overwhelmed, of everything a trip and a new place should make us feel so that in the end once you left there you felt you had earned something for your growth and your soul.
Two of the four days we spent in Israel were dedicated to exploring a bit the country and going out of the cities. It was a very good idea with all the good weather we had. We had 2 long days in which we discovered the Sea, two deserts and long abandoned ancient fortresses and cities.
Old and new, modern and traditional, religious and atheistic, Jerusalem suits perfectly every traveler, whether in search of fun, history, culture or spirituality. And in the 2 days visit here, during our trip in Israel, we had a bit of all.
I will have to admit from the beginning that we spend too little time in Tel Aviv and that the city deserves much more than the day we spent there. Tel Aviv has indeed a lot to offer – the beaches at the Mediterranean Sea, Jaffa, all the modern restaurants and the vibrant night life.
It’s the end of November, the sun is almost all the time behind the clouds in Sibiu, temperatures below 0 start to happen and winter is preparing to show its freezing face. So no better way to beat all this than to fly away in a place where December means sun all day and temperatures that allow us to take our summer clothes out of the closet, including the swimming suit.
Every year, in the last Sunday of January, Agnita becomes the home of a very special event and of one of the few authentic and original traditions still standing in Romania. It’s not something about which you hear too much in the news, but living in Sibiu you get to know things after a while. It’s the first time we got the chance to see live this beautiful tradition and we’re already waiting for next year’s edition.
Very rare ’cult’ library album by maestro William Antonini and his orchestra recorded with the deep sounds of Dirmaphon studios in Rome.
I think autumn was the season we never got the chance to go hiking and after this trip, I’m still deciding which season I like more for hiking – spring with everything turning green and so many flowers, summer with its clear skies and mild weather, autumn with the forest full of burgundy tones or winter with its never ending snow.