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When I thought of Jerusalem I always thought of it as a place for religion. I thought it would be a desert land all solemn and pious, devoid of anything except religious sites, I mean it is the Holy land after all. When I actually found myself in the Holy land driving around, I realised that this is as much a regular thriving cosmopolitan city as any other. Jerusalem is actually beautiful with its building built with traditional Jerusalem stone, the old city which to say is soaked in culture and history is an understatement and the lush thriving cafes…

For me travelling is the key to my personal happiness. I find it therapeutic, relaxing, invigorating, exciting and a massive eye opener. There is nothing more soul satisfying than exploring a new city or country and learning about their culture. The world really is my oyster and as I travel I find I break a lot of silly misconceptions and stereotypes I had in my mind. I think the media plays a big part is this or maybe just the fear of the unknown but it’s a great feeling to create your own impressions about a country and debunk some…

I have this really silly travel theory where I always though that the countries closer to me and more accessible to me should be visited later and the ones that are further way should be visited first. I have no reasonable or logical or even sensible thought behind this idea but this is why I didn’t go to Sri Lanka till work took me there this year and I fell in love. It is also the same bizarre reason why I’ve never been to the Middle East or the Gulf region. While I don’t discriminate with countries it just seemed…