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A Winding Journey With Many Stops The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing." ~Daniel J. Boorstin

Trip: People Lost Behind a Wall: Palestine

There are [7] stories from my trip: People Lost Behind a Wall: Palestine

Gallery: Palestine 2007

PALESTINE | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

the West Bank
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Holy Land Presentation Notes from Speakers

PALESTINE | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [871]

Musalaha (Dr. Salim) - "Musalaha" in arabic means reconciliation This is an organization that began in 1990 and is completely directed toward the Ministry of Reconciliation between Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews. Dr. Salim ... Read more >

Tags: holy land, musalaha, notes from speakers, palestine, tantur ecumenical institute, wiam conflict resolution centre

Holy Land: Days 6-9 and Mexican food in Bethlehem!

PALESTINE | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [409]

Our tour continues now, it is in its 6th day (7th if you count the day in transit). Up until now I have had a feeling of overwhelmed-ness and exhaustion--both physically and spirtually. When I was at breakfast this morning, Ben said something ... Read more >

Tags: 1st mexican restaurant of palestine, bethlehem, holy land, palestine, pilgrimage

Holy Land: Day 5

PALESTINE | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [431]

Right now I am sitting on stone steps from the 1st century. Stone steps that were here in the time of Jesus. Stone steps that Jesus walked down during the time preceeding his death. This concept is hard for me to believe and to grasp, to absorb.... Read more >

Tags: holy land, palestine

Holy Land: Day 4

PALESTINE | Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Views [592]

Today has been a long day. We had our first experience leaving the West Bank and entering back in to Israel when we went to Jerusalem for the day. The soldiers boarded our bus and asked to see all of our passports. We did not have much trouble ... Read more >

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Holy Land: Day 2

PALESTINE | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [932]

Wow. This morning was a real wake up call that we are definitely in a foreign land. The Islamic call to prayer resonated across the city, bouncing off each other from the various mosques that are present in the city. It is beautiful, however at ... Read more >

Tags: bethlehem, holy land, jerusalem, palestine

Holy Land: Day 1

ISRAEL | Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Views [597]

We are here! We are in the Middle East! After a long and (thankfully) event-free flight we have landed here in Tel Aviv. It is hard to believe that our adventure has just truly begun! I am very happy to report that I finally have a stamp in my ... Read more >

Tags: bethlehem, holy land, jaffa gate, jerusalem