Tel Aviv

September 14, 2011

City life and beach time in Tel Aviv


Vegan cooking class

September 13, 2011

Most of my time in Tel Aviv was spent with Cocovatje and her amazing family. She runs a organic vegan restaurant and she shared some of her knowledge with me. To hang out with Cocovatje doesn’t only teach you how to make amazing lasagna, but she is filled with so much life wisdom. She’s originally from Chicago but lives in a vegan community in Israel where they believe in their own religion and do everything their own way. One of the guys I met had been a vegan since he was born. He had never ever tasted anything un-vegan and thought it was so crazy and un-natural to eat a animal or something that came from it. To quote him “how can someone eat anything that has been bleeding, yuuck”. I didn’t want to leave their amazing little family. They were so nice to me and I learned so much by being around them.

Land of the Palestines

September 12, 2011

WOWWW!!! The middle east never stops to wonder. Amazing nature.

The smell of olives from the olive trees was so strong


September 12, 2011

The Nativity Church, built on the place where Jesus Christ was born. One of the most important historical sites in Christianity. Also one of the oldest churches in the world.

Palestinian Territory

September 11, 2011

For Jews its a lot of hassle to cross the border to Palestine. For us, it was completely hassle-free. We just took the local bus from the arab quarters of Jerusalem with all the other Palestinians.

…and yes, it was safe. As you can see, theres not really a war on the streets as many ppl think…

…theres no cilling and shooting and people is very nice and friendly : )

I hope Palestinians will be free someday soon. So many families are split between the borders and so many life’s wasted.

Good morning Jerusalem

September 10, 2011

Sun rise over the holy city of Jerusalem. View from the roof-top where I’ve been living the last two nights. Sleeping under-neath the stars and waking up when the sun says hello. What a beautiful day!

Dome of the Rock

September 9, 2011

Dome of the Rock is build on the same place as Muslims believed that Mohamed the prophet received the Koran.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre: where Christ rose from the dead

September 9, 2011

It’s on this place it was believed that Jesus was crucified.

Jerusalem by night

September 9, 2011

Arrived in Jerusalem in the evening and it felt like I had wandered a few hundred years back in time. The ancient city was lit up and the first stop was the Western or the “Wailing Wall”, the holiest of all the Jewish sites. The western wall plaza is like a open-air synagogue and it was loads of people there praying.

Floating in the Dead Sea

September 8, 2011

I’ve literally been floating in the dead sea the last days. 416 meters below sea level, its the only lake in the world where you can not drown.