Palestine. Tear Gas & Refugee Camps

Boys vs IDF - Rocks vs Tear Gas https://www.facebook.com/weeze.coulcher/videos/10156703158373331/?l=9091539571171413191 Fellow tourist to me  - 'I think the tour of the refugee camp might be cancelled!'  Me: "why?" T: 'They're throwing tear gas down at some people!' When I relayed this to my guide, he laughed out loud and said if they (the Palestinians) let something …

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Heartbreak in Hebron: Palestine

You'd think walking around refugee camps would my most emotionally difficult experience whilst visiting Palestine, but it was Hebron that really broke my heart. Walking through a cobbled marketplace that should have been bright and bustling with laughter, gossip and bargaining attempts was cold, dark, almost empty, with many derelict looking shut shops, overshadowed, literally, by …

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Stonetown – spices, cycling, sunsets & smiles!

After a sunny breakfast of bread, fruit and coffee at the hotel's rooftop restaurant I met my guide, Suleman, from Bike Zanzibar. We headed off on our bikes through Stone Town’s narrow alleyways to catch a Dula (local bus). We chucked our bikes on top and about 30 minutes later were dropped off 1.5k away …

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Skopje. Smiles & statues

Usually I remember the lightbulb moment I think ‘yes. I am going there,’ and decide roughly when & start obsessively looking at flights and accommodation. Strangely, and sadly, I don’t remember this for Skopje. I hadn’t seen friends pictures, I didn’t know anything about it’s history, but can only imagine I ... < STOPPED THERE. …

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