Israel 2014

On May 18, 2014, my sister and I started a journey with Sachlav — a Birthright trip to Israel. In ten days, we explored numerous cities in Israel, sleeping in tents, gorgeous hotels on the Mediterranean and Kibbutzim in the desert. Check out some of my favorite photos from the trip:

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A Letter to My ‘Study Abroad Friends’:

Dear You Know Who You Are,

I didn’t mean for this to happen. Of all the worries I had before leaving for Spain, I didn’t even think about the friends I would make. I don’t know why, I guess I was more focused on traveling with friends who were studying in other parts of Europe. Of course, meeting up with childhood friends in a foreign land was one of the best experiences I had over the past four months; but I quickly learned that the friends you make when you’re traveling are friends you will have for a lifetime. Continue reading “A Letter to My ‘Study Abroad Friends’:”

There is Culture Everywhere You Look

With all the traveling I’ve been doing, it’s been a while since I’ve been in the same room as my laptop for more than 12 hours. I returned from Brussels, Belgium two days ago and am leaving for Paris in two more. So, believe it or not, this is the longest I’ve been in Valencia, with my computer, since the beginning of March. So, it has been difficult to keep up with this blog – and after a string of Viber messages from my mom begging me to update my posts, I’ve finally found the time.

During my spring break, I traveled through the southern region of Spain in Andalusia and saw some beautiful cities such as Granada, Seville and Málaga. While in Granada, my friends and I went to a Flamenco show. Flamenco is a type of Spanish folk music that originated in Andalusia; it includes singing, live guitar, dancing and clapping.

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