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{Israel Part One} Chu Chu, my camel friend from Israel

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on November 30, 2011


I met Chu Chu atop a mountain overlooking St. George’s monastery in Israel. He came strolling by with his donkey friend, who was also named Chu Chu…of course. Over the course of ten days in Israel, I visited some of the most incredible historical places in the world, ate an exorbitant amount of hummus (which has the silkiest consistency, so unlike what I have had in the states), and met some of the most gracious and hospitable people. To say the least, Israel was an eye opening and beautiful experience.

It was difficult to pick just a handful of photos since there were so many great memories to choose from, but below are some of my favorites. Another Israel post to come.
Chu Chu, the donkey

Holy Sepulchre Church (Jerusalem)

Life is different in Israel (young soldiers off duty)

Walking through the Old City

Bread shop in the Old City

Top of Masada

Ruins in Capernaum

Silversmith in Safed

Bedouin coffee grinder (This was the strongest coffee I have ever had in my life! After I got over the fact that I wasn’t going to go into cardiac arrest from the caffeine, I was able to appreciate the fruity undertones. Definitely not for the weak at heart.)

Three generations

Scene from an Arab wedding

Pre-wedding conversation