Monthly Archives: November 2017

Caught Out in the Desert

By | 2nd November 2017

Behind the beach camps at Bi’r Suwayr, in the direction of the interior of the Sinai peninsula, is a range of desolate hills that form a spectacular backdrop to the camp. One day I thought I would try to climb part the way up and take a photo looking towards the sea. After leaving the… Read More »

Beach Camp in Sinai

By | 2nd November 2017

During the Being Peace retreat in Deir Istiya, Clare and I were thinking about where we could spend the final week of our holiday. Ideally it would be somewhere much cheaper and more relaxing than Israel and a place to unwind and reflect on our trip before heading back to London. We spoke to one… Read More »

Desert Walk near Jericho

By | 1st November 2017

We spent the last three days of the Being Peace retreat at an eco-lodge at Almog Junction near Jericho. It felt like a more relaxing environment than the space in Deir Istiya and gave everyone in the group a chance to reflect on their experiences from the past week. On one of these days, I… Read More »

‘Breaking the Silence’ Tour

By | 1st November 2017

After nine nights in the Palestinian village of Deir Istiya, we boarded a minibus and headed to Tel Aviv to begin the next stage of the Being Peace retreat. At the HaShalom Interchange bus station we joined a much larger group for a special bus tour run by an Israeli organisation called Breaking the Silence.… Read More »