11 February 2013
Anywhere in the World
Given the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world I would go to the country of Israel. It’s a small country bordering the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and Lebanon, with its size being relatively smaller than that of New Jersey. It’s somewhere I have traveled before and I would take full advantage of the chance to go back another time. I have more than a handful of relatives in the Middle East. Some of my family members live throughout the many small cities in Israel, with the majority living in the city of Jerusalem, also known as “The Holy City”. Aside from that, I have a couple of my grandfather’s family living in Beirut, Lebanon, a fairly small country that stretches across the Mediterranean Sea and lies directly North of Israel. Along with my family being a strong reason for my return, the cuisine is absolutely outstanding and pretty exotic and there will always be opportunities for me to try new things. The country itself is the most beautiful place I’ve ever laid eyes on and there is so much I’ve seen and have yet to see. The Mediterranean Coast is a wonder, and I would love to visit again to see my loving family, try some crazy new foods and venture into areas I have never experienced before.
The love I have for my family and their culture in the Middle East is immense. Although I get a pretty good dose of culture with my Arabic family members living in Southern California, I would take any opportunity I had to fly more than half way around the world to see them again. I have a huge number of extended family living throughout the country and some surrounding areas. My dad is full Palestinian and he moved here with my grandparents when he was nineteen years old along with his sister and a few aunts, uncles, and many cousins. I was about twelve years old when I took my first flight to Israel with my dad. In fact, it was the first time I had ever been on a plane...