Snapping Geisha in Gion, Kyoto

Kyoto. Kyoto, meaning “capital city” Kyoto used to be Japan’s capital when the Emperors used to live there from 794 to 1868. During the wars, Kyoto had been rather damaged, but was thankfully spared from the list of atomic bombing cities due to its historic value! When most people think of Japan, temples, shrines, ‘zen’, … Continue reading Snapping Geisha in Gion, Kyoto

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The Whistle Language of La Gomera

Silbo Gomero is a language made out of whistles. This type of language was useful on the Canary Island La Gomera way back in the day so neighbors could communicate with each other over long distances with the mountain terrain and valleys in between them. Silbo can be heard from over 2 miles away! It … Continue reading The Whistle Language of La Gomera

Tripping through Tikal

Alex, Sarah and I knew we couldn’t miss a trip to the infamous Tikal during our stay in Guatemala. Jack and Java were put off by the admission price, ($20 USD) since they had a tight budget to stick to for their 7 months of travel, so they stayed and chilled in the hostel with … Continue reading Tripping through Tikal

Hanging out in Cahal Pech, The ‘Place of Ticks’, San Ignacio, Belize

Our first morning in San Ignacio was set out to find the local street market. We slowly took a path in the general direction, enjoying the unimpressive city with its trash, beggars, crazy people, stray dogs, and appreciate it nonetheless. Rain suddenly began dripping in numbers, encouraging us to hurry up and find some food … Continue reading Hanging out in Cahal Pech, The ‘Place of Ticks’, San Ignacio, Belize

A Holocaust Survivor: The Story of my Grandfather

Judaism is something that I hold really close to my heart. I am going to say right now that I am not very observant. I do, however, often think about God, why certain things happen, and what I should do, based on the morals I grew up with. I don’t practice as much as I … Continue reading A Holocaust Survivor: The Story of my Grandfather