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Eating My Way Through Jerusalem

Eating My Way Through Jerusalem

After spending only one day in Tel Aviv, I headed out for Jerusalem to meet up with an old friend, Ron, who I met during my travels in Kiev, Ukraine. Many of the travelers I meet along the way ask to reach out if I’m ever in their hometown, but rarely do our schedules align - as in the case of Stephan from Cologne, Germany. I'm always hopeful to cross paths again with the people I meet on the road, but I know it’s always a long shot. When Ron messaged me saying he had a few free days to visit Jerusalem, I scrapped my original plans for Tel Aviv and quickly departed Tel Aviv even though I’d just arrived into the city. Since Ron is originally from in Israel, I couldn’t pass up the chance to travel around with a local.

Smells, Spices, and Souvenirs

Smells, Spices, and Souvenirs

Today marks the third week I've been in Istanbul and I still haven’t seen everything I wanted. The city is massive, full of excellent food to sample, incredible sights to visit, and stellar nightlife to keep you entertained for months on end. While I still have much to see, I hit the ground running and, as promised, here is the rest of my story from my very first full day in Istanbul. Starting from where I left off in my last post, my compatriots, Alex and Zoheb, and I had just finished our prayer in the Sultan Ahmed Mosque were off to continue our exploration of Istanbul.

A Taste of Poland

A Taste of Poland

Continuing along my eastern travel trajectory, my next stop after Berlin was Krakow, Poland. I honestly didn’t know what to expect of Poland before I arrived in Krakow; growing up, all I ever heard about the country was its involvement in World War II, but I knew there was much more to Poland than I gave it credit for. The one thing I did expect to find in Krakow was a stereotypical “Eastern European” vibe full of old, damaged, or otherwise neglected buildings scattered throughout town. I was always told there was a distinct difference between Western and Eastern Europe and I hoped this was my chance to experience the latter. Much to my surprise, Krakow feels very much like the rest of Europe I’ve seen so far; it’s an absolute wonderful city full of history, delightful people, and absolutely incredible (and cheap) food!