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If I were given a dollar every time a woman told me that she was too scared to travel to Morocco or the Middle East/North Africa region (MENA) alone (or even with female company), I could finance another month-long trip to Morocco. This attitude saddens me so much, because I know firsthand how much these women are missing out on.
For the last month, I’ve been struggling over what I wanted to share regarding my experiences in Israel. While impactful and moving moments made the travel experience rich at times, I sensed a persistent tension and distrust throughout the country. It was a low-lying and lingering fog–cold, eerie, barely visible, yet permeating nearly every location, event, and aspect of life. In reflecting on my emotions and reactions to my time in this new yet historic country, I still find myself conflicted.
If you would have asked me where I would have liked to study abroad five years ago, I would have given you all the typical answers. Could I see myself sipping a café au lait in Paris, strolling the streets of London, or soaking up the sun at some beach in Spain? Absolutely. My decision [&hellip
We left the movie theater and found a cab within a few minutes. As expected, Mom asked for darbast (meaning please don’t pick up other passengers along the way). I wish he had, because maybe the added number of people would have ignited his sense of responsibility.
I’ve spent a total of six months living and working in Uganda. I originally went there in 2010 with the goal of teaching music, dance and drama to AIDS orphans and former child soldiers. That mission was my greatest passion and I was determined to take action to try to better these kids’ lives.