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Top Travel Tip: Yalta Restaurant – Jaffa

Top Travel Tip: Yalta Restaurant – Jaffa

Today’s Tip: Yalta restaurant – Jaffa, Israel Jaffa in Southern Tel Aviv is the city’s hip, bohemian center, with a huge sprawling flea market, and cool restaurants, bars, and shops down every street. The flea market (open every day except Saturday) extends through the the bustling little area with old timers hawking all manner of … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv

Today’s Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv This is a cool little shop in Tel Aviv’s Yemenite quarter.  They have a mix of super trendy vintage clothes – knit sweaters, patterned dresses, and plaid button-downs seem to be in for fall – and new items. The new stuff is a line of cotton clothing they … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv

Today’s Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv I love this little restaurant in Tel Aviv’s Yemeni quarter. It’s a small, atmospheric place with a few tables and a bar inside and a few more tables outside on the patio. The menu is fantastic with fresh ingredients, a fusion of Middle Eastern and other cuisines and … Continue reading

Back in the holy land

Back in the holy land

I have a week off from school so I decided to hop on a plane to Tel Aviv to visit the Englishman.  We are trying to keep the space between visits to under two months. Ridiculous by most standards of coupledom, but it’s an improvement for us. I arrived at the airport, and after surprisingly … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Garden’in Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: Garden’in Tel Aviv

Welcome to an exciting new development on Stumblingintoparadise! I get emails most days – from friends and strangers – asking for tips on the best hotels, restaurants, sights and shopping in cities all over the world. So I am going to start featuring recommendations of my favorite places to stay, eat and drink, and things … Continue reading

Welcome to Palestine

Welcome to Palestine

If adapting to life in France takes learning a new set of rules, spending time in the Palestinian Territories is a lesson in patience. The West Bank, where the Palestinian town of Ramallah lies, has been occupied by Israel since 1967.  To get in or out of the city, you have to go through military … Continue reading

The plan takes shape

The plan takes shape

“For rent: Beautiful 1 bedroom in Foggy Bottom.” I decided to move to The French Riviera on Tuesday June 28th and rented my apartment on Saturday July 2nd. The next call was to my boss: “I’m sorry to bother you on a Saturday, but I’ve decided to move to France.” I heard the words escaping … Continue reading