The Adventures of D

Ljubljana Hostel Celica
July 24, 2014, 10 Comments

You’d think sleeping inside a former military prison would be creepy. I even ask the manager of the property as she guides me down the dark, damp stairs to where [...]

Trieste, Italy

Mourning and the Adriatic

July 16, 2014, 6 Comments

One of the last memories I have of the Adriatic Sea is standing on its rocky shore in Trogir, Croatia, bending down and picking up a smooth stone to t ...

Palestine and Israel

The battle for hope in Hebron: the dual narrative tour

July 7, 2014, 22 Comments

A loud bang permeates the air, reverberating through the empty spaces in the crowded desert city. We jump, but not too much. A few hours earlier, our ...

Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Where to stay in Jerusalem: Abraham Hostel

June 30, 2014, 14 Comments

When it comes to hostels, I tend to think bigger isn’t better. Why? Well, in my experience, the more people crammed into hostels, the more chanc ...

  • behind the wall of bethlehem
    Behind the wall of Bethlehem
    June 26, 2014, 22 Comments

    We see it before we even “arrive” to Bethlehem, a massive, concrete wall spanning as far as the eye can see, rolling up and down hills and into the horizon. [...]

  • Parking in Israel
    Driving in Israel
    June 18, 2014, 6 Comments

    I tentatively press my foot on the gas in the black Mazda. Oh so tentatively. “Oh my god,” I saw to Giselle and Cody, who somehow have agreed to be [...]

  • A Hebrew sign in Tel Aviv
    Airport security and Israel
    June 16, 2014, 14 Comments

    I’ve been to Israel three times now — twice in the span of one year. Other than getting asked if it is safe to travel there (yes, it is and [...]

  • St Marks Basilica in Venice, Italy
    Daily Wanderlust: St. Mark’s Basilica
    May 28, 2014, No comments

    Just beyond the two pillars marking the entrance to Venezia, or Venice, is the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica. Containing the remains of St. Mark, this church is considered to be one [...]

  • Church of Bones
    Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones
    May 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarver František Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones [...]

  • Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem
    Eternally happy in Tel Aviv
    May 22, 2014, 2 Comments

    We sit, tucked into a little patio just east of Ben Yehuda Street, and down the road from Gordon Inn in Tel Aviv, where I am staying for the night. Across [...]

  • A photo from Tel Aviv
    This time will be different
    May 21, 2014, 4 Comments

    “This time Israel will be different.” I tell everyone who will listen to me, not really for them, but to remind myself how much I have changed. “This time, I’m going [...]

  • The Old Town in Prague
    The lure of Prague
    May 20, 2014, 8 Comments

    There is a history in Prague — and the rest of Europe — which suspends these places in time. Freezes them in moments only my brain can whisk me to. [...]