Naples

Early March, Julien and I flew to the land of pizza. Yes, we ate pizza every day of our trip. No, we didn’t get sick of it (except for the traumatic ferry ride to Ischia… but that’s another story for another time). First thing we did after settling in our little flat, we headed to…

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Tel Aviv

After cold rainy days in Jerusalem, you can imagine my happiness when arriving in warm sunny Tel Aviv. Walking along the beach, watching the sunset, exploring Yafo, wandering through shuks (markets), and eating amazing food was all we needed to start the new year. And taking pictures of cats! Lots of cats! Place where we…

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Masada and the Dead Sea

Floating on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, was that once in a lifetime experience we couldn’t get around doing when traveling to Israel. Without a car, we booked a tour and spent the day exploring the ruins of Masada in the desert (bring a picnic!) where we even felt some raindrops (something…

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Jerusalem

After spending Christmas with our respective families, Julien and I flew to Israel. The ignorant than I am was looking forward to sunny skirt weather, making our arrival in Jerusalem all the more brutal. It turns out, Jerusalem during Winter, is pretty cold. The windiest storm welcomed us as we headed to Mahane Yehuda Market…

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Seattle, 2nd time around

Previously… I think our second, and unexpected, stay in Seattle was the highlight of our North Pacific trip. For numerous reasons: knowing once and for all the wildfires had crushed our hopes to explore Canada (more on this over here), seeing the sky for the first time in days, and exploring areas of the city…

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