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Medallion man ... Herb Hahn is the proud owner of an Endymion necklace

Mardi Gras is a festival and celebration amongst Catholics, ...
Water buffalo intended to be sacrificed

Traditional Torajan baby graves a in tree

The Tau Tau carver at work

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries I have vi...
All smiles from a waitress at a hotel in Zanzibar

Claire’s husband, Yossi, and one of the local beauties

A full moon at low tide

On the way to Zanzibar, I used the five-hour flight to read ...

Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones Photo: Flickr

Boats moored in the medieval town of Budva

Central Split along the Riva promenade

Sandwiched between a visit to Venice and Florence, my friend...
The canyon approach to Petra (Photos: Mike Altman, Baruch and Mimi Tanaman)

The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade

Ancient mosaic church-floor map detailing the columns along Jerusalem's Cardo

An oasis of souvenirs in the Wadi Rum desert

Sights of Petra, from simple homes to palatial tombs, all carved into the mountainsides

Echoes of ancient desert caravans

The whole happy ESRA group in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

There are some countries that as soon as you enter, you feel...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
Negotiating one of the many locks

Henry Gild (left) and family enjoying a meal on board narrow boat Martha

Story and photos by Henry Gild​My wife Chippy and mysel...

I love to travel. When I was young, I hitch-hiked all over E...
Grandpa and Yirmy in the Natural History Museum, London, looking at all that remains of the poor, defenseless Dodo

Grandpa Mike and Yirmy Porter ... with Harry Potter somewhere in London’s Palace Theater behind them

Barmitzvah treat for grandsonSome months ago Yirmy turned 13...
Hitting the road ...Dani Margolis (center) with father Phil, brother Ilan, and the VW camper bus

To say that Leeds-born Israeli educator and tour guide Dani ...
Traditional Chinese medical herbs section in a store on Kowloon’s Nathan Road

Feeling hungry? Late night food served in a street booth in Kowloon

Casino Lisboa on Macao island . . . the gambling capital of the world with 38 casinos

 We think Taiwan is our next holiday destination. Ruti ...
Hindu temple in Singapore

Gardens at Flower Dome

Jurong Bird Park

Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore

 In my many trips to the Far East, while flying to my d...
Len Sirowitz sketching at a San Miguel art course

A praying mantis in stained glass

Hats and baskets for sale in the market

All that glitters . . . pieces of jewelry made by Herb Hahn

The three Amigos in San Miguel de Allende (from left) Irwin Levenson, Herb Hahn and Stan Goldberg

Our friends Vivienne and Irwin kept raving about San Miguel ...
Mike Porter enjoying his Greek holiday

Our Greek holiday began smoothly. July 13: we – grandfather,...
Depicting the 1960s and the famous Post Office Tower which opened in 1965

Stand and deliver . . . the postal past

Modes of transport

How the delivery of mail changed over the years

Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive stamp

Story and photos by Lydia AisenbergA visit to the Postal Mus...
General view of the Lower Himalayas

A Tibetan student

The meal at the Chabad House

Dumplings ...Tibetan street food

The colorful lobby of the hotel in Mcleodganj, a village next to Dharamshala

Story and photos by Marion StoneAfter travelling all da...
Thumbing a lift: A young Mike Porter in France

Oslo 1955: “I meet my first Israelis,” says Mike Porter who took the photo

The winter of 1955 was a hard one, even for Europe. Blocks o...
Uzbekistan woman in traditional clothes

Bukhara Jewish children wrote this for Rosh Hashanah. Photo: Esther Eliad

As a child, I eagerly swallowed up the stories of Scheheraza...
Pompei inspired painted tiles

Rooftop Biblical hideaway

In the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, sits an impre...
The Jain Temple at Chendamangalam.Story and photos by Vera Freudmann

A bridal couple on the morning of their wedding

The Ark in a synagogue in Cochin, Kerala

Holiday high point ... the Freudmanns at the Taj Mahal

Indian women happy to pose in typically colorful dress

Mumbai, where every day is washday in the world’s largest outdoor laundry

 India was one of those places that my husband and I ag...