Monthly Archives: September 2011

Zsa Zsa and the gold dome

When we lived in London (1987-1992; I was 10-15 years old), we traveled as a family — a lot. Every long weekend and school holiday would see us heading off to another city in what my kids call “Yurp.” Over … Continue reading

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Old City, day and night

I could go here every day for the rest of my life and never see the same thing twice. Images from the past two days: Shops just opening Minaret near the Austrian Hospice (great courtyard for reading in) Pilgrims on … Continue reading

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Deep thoughts

Today’s cultural discovery belonged to Hannah at swim class: “Mom! Boys here wear a bathing suit that looks like girls’ underpants.” As we like to say, different countries have different rules.

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Sticker shock

As you might have read in the news, Israel is expensive. Maybe not London or Toyko expensive, but still pretty eye popping. Prices are high, salaries are low, and communities across the country have been protesting all summer. According to … Continue reading

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Amused in Ramallah

I bet that was not the West Bank image you were expecting. Today we took the girls to Ramallah to visit Mindy, a college friend of Terence’s who lives here and directs a grant to develop Palestinian civil society. She … Continue reading

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