November 27, 2019

The Grand Place in Brussels

I love travelling alone. I love the feeling of getting off a long bus ride in a totally new place and walking the streets and finding my way. I love the freedom of being totally anonymous in a crowd full of strangers. I love finding the perfe...

November 25, 2019

Poland is a very particular type of Holocaust experience. Don’t get me wrong - I love Poland. I think it’s a beautiful country, with so much to offer beyond the Holocaust context. I think some amazing, inventive and important things are being done there in terms of Jew...

November 15, 2019

In October 2019 I led a UJIA delegation of 11 Scottish teenagers to visit Jewish sites across Poland. The following blog posts were originally written and posted on the UJIA blog.

Day One - October 16

Today was our first day in Poland. 11 Jewish teenagers from across Sco...

September 27, 2019


I arrived on the Isle of Arran on the first ferry Friday morning and left on the last ferry Sunday night. Arran is an island just off the West coast of mainland Scotland. It was my first time really getting out of Glasgow and exploring what one might think of as the ‘...

September 9, 2019

In my first two weeks in Glasgow I’ve already experienced a great many things.

I accompanied a group of 12-year-olds as they volunteered at 'Diversity Day', where they represented Judaism to 300 11-year-olds. There were tables for all the different religions, as well as...

September 5, 2019

This is the follow-up post to Where To Go, What To Do: South, which showcases my travels in South India and gives some itinerary planning tips. It also has an overview of what it's like to travel around India, so make sure to check out that one first!

HIMACHAL PRADESH

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September 3, 2019

India is huge. And not only is it physically large, but each region is vastly different culturally, many with their own distinctive written and spoken languages as well. It can take hours to travel short distances (it once took me seven hours in a cramped share jeep to...

August 26, 2019

Me with some new friends outside the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

I picked up a dirty secondhand copy of the novel Life of Pi from a street stall in Madurai. I first read Life of Pi in the sixth grade. Looking back now, 14 years later, I can’t imagine w...

August 6, 2019

Just before I came to India, I met someone who said that his family is Tibetan, but he grew up in India. I remember that it didn't really make sense to me at the time why a Tibetan would live in India, but I stored that information in the back of my mind and moved on f...

August 1, 2019

Tamil Nadu tired me out. The sights were interesting, although perhaps not as grande as elsewhere in India. The suffering humidity made it difficult to appreciate the culture. I saw a lot of cities in a short amount of time, and I felt that a retreat into the hills mig...

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