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"A new world. A better world. A kingdom of conscience…a kingdom of Heaven." Taken from Kingdom of Heaven, one of my favorite movies of all time, these words never fail to strike a chord within me; for it’s idealism, it’s truth, it’s message of HOPE. For Holy Week this year, instead of going to the beach as has been the case the past decade, I decided to go on a solo pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Why solo? I have always believed that faith is a personal journey ; one which does not have a destination, but is a continuing process of getting to know the Divine by which we get to know ourselves a bit more. Definitely, the highlight of this trip would be the old city of Jerusalem. Being the history geek, architecture admirer and student of religion that I am, I could not help but feel excited weeks before actually stepping foot in the city; where not only Jesus had done so but also countless Hebrews, Christians, Muslims, Romans and Ottomans before me.  Indeed I had

Palestine - West Bank

At the Palestinian controlled West Bank. Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!

Rockstar the Pilgrim

Someone’s excited for his trip to Jerusalem!

The Life Plan

So there I was, sitting on my desk at work on a random Tuesday afternoon. It was 2011. After replying to some emails, I came acrosss this link that a friend had sent me on Facebook. 3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young My mind was blown!  And this set off a whole chain of events that led to me re-prioritizing my life. It was that day, that I decided to make it my goal to see as much of the world as I could.  And I realized that NOW would be the perfect time to start. Because.. There are more resources now than ever to travel within a budget.  In the age of..  HUGE Airline Sales Couch-Surfing Affordable Lodging Deals on Tours Extremely Useful Travel Apps and Data Roaming Plans .. Travelling doesn't have to break the bank. At this point in time I'm young and healthy Which means that I'll be able to do such crazy things

Every. Morning.

Me:  Wake up, boy! Rockstar:  5 more minutes!!!