Culture

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

From as far back as I can remember, Machane Yehuda has always been on my bucket list. When I finally got a chance to go 4 years ago, it was everything I imagined it to be. This time around, I remember being very pressed for […]

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

One of my biggest highlights from Jerusalem was the very impressive Israel Museum. Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 piece, Corn Fields and Poppies, was awe-inspiring. The strokes of this post-impressionist painting had me transfixed. Additionally, their European art collection was just the right fix for my […]

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

This is where cultures come together, (or collide, depending on who you are and how you choose to view things). I personally loved every aspect of the Old City. There’s so many things to see, foods to try, people to meet. This is a mecca […]

Tower of David Museum 🇮🇱

Tower of David Museum 🇮🇱

Of all the cool museums I’ve been to, the Tower of David has been the coolest! Firstly, it’s historically situated in one of the oldest cities in the world, so that ups its rating by a thousand. Plus, part of the museum’s infrastructure is made […]

Rechavia, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Rechavia, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

I recently came home from Israel and I find it daunting to properly convey all that’s happened over the course of the three weeks I was there. But I’ll try my best. There will be more posts here where I explore other cities, museums, and […]

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2018

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2018

Last Friday I went to Chinatown in hopes of capturing some exciting shots during the Lunar New Year Festival. 2018 falls into the year of the dog, which, according to Chinese Zodiac, symbolizes personality and fortune. Celebrants of all creeds and ages came to applaud […]

Atlantic Antic 2017

Atlantic Antic 2017

Atlantic Avenue’s annual ode to the diverse cultures and communities of our beloved Brooklyn has once again delivered on its word. From my left, a Cuban band loudly sings as lingering notes of amor and corazón resound. On my right, a kindly Rasta fellow donning traditional kaftan garb […]

My First Visit to Ellis Island

My First Visit to Ellis Island

I need to preface this post by saying it took me 20-something years to finally visit the most incredible island in all of NY. This place echoes endless tales of unification, acceptance, freedom, and hope. I truly wish every tourist (and resident) gives Ellis Island […]

Exploring Bávaro 🇩🇴

Exploring Bávaro 🇩🇴

Touring Punta Cana was the best part of my trip. I loved exploring the culture and intricacies of such a delightful island. Discovering new ways of life and being reminded of how wonderfully different we all are set a humble perspective. Before booking one of […]

A Jewess in the Caribbean 🇩🇴

A Jewess in the Caribbean 🇩🇴

I sometimes wake up thinking, did I actually go to the Caribbean or is that just my good ol’ subconscious playing tricks on me again? And yet, as I review the evidence, (printed photos scattered around my room and that one questionable souvenir just sitting around), […]