26 May 2015

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land: The Beaches of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a city with a very prominent feature: its beach, facing west, towards the Mediterranean Sea. There is a long stretch of beach from Old Jaffa all the way to the north. And while I was there, I strolled this part of town quite a few times, since it's quite an interesting part of town after all.

24 May 2015

Getting Food Poisoning in Paris

Last month, for the long Easter Weekend, we were in Paris. Our idea was to have a long weekend out of Berlin, so we planned to spend four nights in Paris. However, sometime in there, I ate something that probably was not cooked properly. Therefore I was sick for the next three days. Of all places, in Paris. Funny, I went to places like Guatemala, like Myanmar, and other third-world countries, yet I didn't get sick. Instead, I get sick in France, in a place known for its world-class cuisine. Ha!

22 May 2015

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land: The Ilana Goor Museum in Old Jaffa

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am devoting a whole entry to the Ilana Goor Museum. This is one behemoth of an eclectic art museum, and it just blew my mind away when we visited it. It was founded by Israeli artist Ilana Goor, back in 1995. She used to own just part of the building back then, which was originally built in 1742. But later on, she bought the entire building so that she can have some space to exhibit her own artwork, as well as artworks created by other artists which she collected. This place is massive, and definitely feels like an artistic jungle.

20 May 2015

Boulder is More My Town

In a previous post, I ranted about how Los Angeles wasn't a town I liked. I visited Los Angeles during a conference trip earlier this year, but thankfully, I visited another part of the USA during the same trip immediately afterwards. Once the conference ended, I flew to Denver to meet up with a friend, who lives in Boulder. Now this is more my town, methinks.

18 May 2015

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land: Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa is perhaps the first place in Israel where I took out my camera and took pictures. As we arrived on a Saturday, it was Shabbat, and we simply met up with friends during that day. The next day, however, we headed out to go sight-seeing, and Old Jaffa was the place where we began.