About an hour’s drive from Krakow in the Zbylitowska Góra neighborhood just outside the Tarnow is one of the saddest monuments of the Holocaust, a monument marking the mass grave of 800 innocent Jewish children shot to their deaths by the Nazi beasts just for...

There is something uplifting and almost magical at the grave of Reb Elimelech of Lizensk. The electrifying feeling of positivity and inspiration, that whatever you pray for will be resolved is contagious. There is a white house/Ohel built around the Kever of Reb Elimelech within the...

The first time I visited Amsterdam, I was happy to note that most people there speak English (less so in the outlying areas). It is very easy to get around in Amsterdam. Public transport is excellent. There is a train station in the airport with...

During the 16th and early 17th centuries, many Sephardic Jews fleeing the persecution of Spain and Portugal sought freedom of religion and refuge in Amsterdam. The Jews settled in an eastern Amsterdam neighborhood which later became known as the Jewish Quarter. The Portuguese Synagogue, also...

It is hard to miss the Wawel Royal Castle located on a hill in the center of Krakow. It rises majestically above the city. The Wawel is divided into two parts; The Royal Castle and the Cathedral. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions within...

Feeding a giraffe is a rare experience. It left me in stitches. I couldn’t get over the way the giraffe wound his tongue around the carrot stick. At the Living Desert they work to promote desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. The Living Desert...