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The 10 Most Interesting Foreign Currencies

Over the years we have been fortunate enough to visit some pretty interesting places.  In the beginning, we were eager to buy stuff everywhere we went.  But over time we’ve come to value different things and often don’t bring anything back at all anymore.  One souvenir we almost always do keep is a bit of […]

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Spices for Sale at Durban's Victoria Street Market

The Top 10 Street Markets, Bazaars and Souks in the World

Exploring street markets can be the highlight of any destination and I’ve been lucky enough to explore my fair share from around the world.  The following are my top ten favorites and they span the globe from South East Asia to Africa to the Middle East and Australia.  Have you been to a market that […]

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The best engagement story ever

Waking up today was just plain miserable. I got about 4 hours of sleep and felt tired and gross. We quickly got ready and packed (again!) because today we would be going to Jerusalem. Rachel and I went down to breakfast and practically inhaled cereal while standing at a table because we are always, always […]

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Golan Heights Hike

After not much sleep at all, we were up at 7 to shower, get ready, and get breakfast around 730, bus by 8am. I had a small breakfast of juice and cereal, as the emphasis here seems to be on eggs. We left on the bus, bound for a hike in the Golan Heights. During […]

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Goldstar beer on Birthright in Golan Heights Israel

The start of My Mayanot Birthright Trip to Israel!

After a goodbye filled with both the excitement of Birthright and the nervousness of meeting over 40 new people with whom I’d be spending the next 10 days, I headed into T4 at JFK.  I expected to be one of the first ones there because I was 20 minutes early, but it turned out that […]

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