Tagged: Israel

  • Mount of Olives

    This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Good Morning: I woke up to a pleasant Azaan (Adhan अझान) broadcasted from one of the many mosques in the Muslim Quarter. Not much to my surprise, it was a very different accent. I wonder if […]

  • Magic of the Kotel

    This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Joining the Jews at the Kotel celebrating the arrival of Shabbat was quite a wonderful and unexpected experience. Shabbaaat Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shalom, Hey! Shabbat Shalom, Hey! Shabbat Shalom, Hey! Shabbat Shalom, Hey! Shabbat Shalom! This […]

  • Shabbat Shalom

    This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery December 22: Jerusalem Hostel: I got into my dormitory at New Palm Hostel near the Damascus (दमॅस्कस) gate in the old city of Jerusalem. This hostel is run by Arabs, who I later understood were liberal […]

  • From Toronto to Jerusalem, with love

    This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Finally I start narrating the story 🙂 20 December: Canada to Israel Someone told me that El Al (एल आल) terminals are always located at the end of the airport, because they need elaborate security arrangements. […]

  • Israel itinerary

    This post is part of my Israel travel series Scrolls from the Holy Land: Travel stories | Photo gallery Shown in the map is the travel itinerary that I followed. Clicking the graphic will enlarge it (albeit in the same window). Highlighted areas show the territorial dispute. Brief Itinerary I landed in Israel on Friday, […]

  • Countown

    I blog this from my hostel in Old Jaffa (Arabic: याफा Hebrew: याफो) sipping some Arabic coffee and watching the clouds take over the city. I have 2 more days in Israel and I am more-or-less going to “do nothing” until I fly back. Seen in the picture is the clock tower of Jaffa, a […]

  • Israel… Here I come

    Finally! The tickets are booked, the visa is secured, bags are packed (ok now thats not true) and I’m all geared up to go. 3 days in Jerusalem – living in an hostel in the Muslim quarter, celebrating Sabbath with guys from Jewish school, praying at the Church of Nativity (where the dude was born) […]

  • Trip to the Holy Land

    Last few days I’ve been excited all the time. Ask me why. Ok I’ll tell anyway. Thats because this time next month I’m going on a trip to Israel sponsored by my b-school. I’m a part of an elite team ‘chosen’ by the school. We are supposed to go to Tel Aviv, whip our magic […]