• Orchids
    Passion,  Travel experiences

    Ode to the orchid

    Orchids are my favorite flowers. I chose them for one of the most special days in my life, I enjoy orchid bouquets and to have orchids at home. Orchids are the world’s largest family of plants. The variety of these flowers is amazing: there are over 25 000 different species. Vanilla is also a type of orchid. In Thailand, often called the land of the orchids, the flowers are everywhere – at the airport, at hotels, in temples, on the street. Orchids in ”Barbie doll” boxes are available to buy at the airport. Labels assure that they have passed an agricultural inspection. Orchids immortalized in resin, orchid jewelry, and other…

  • Old Town Jerusalem
    Travel experiences

    Shabbat in Jerusalem

      Shabbat is not any Friday. It is every Friday from sunset until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday evening. It is a day of rest when everything stands still and time stops. Everything is closed with the exception of a few restaurants; there is no public transportation and even airports close down. It is such a special celebration that everyone ”receives an additional soul every Shabbat”. What a better way to celebrate the upcoming weekend than with a good conversation over a festive family dinner dressed in your finest garments? I choose a non-revealing black dress for our Shabbat dining experience. Me and E., my partner…