What I Mostly Enjoyed was the Social Interaction with Palestinians
I don’t know how to start describing this amazing trip plentiful of experiences during 2 weeks in Palestine. It seems a short period but intensity is guaranteed.
By: João - Portugal
This journey was a very interesting combination of different experiences: teaching students at the university, embracing the incredible Palestinian culture, interaction with Palestinians and visiting fascinating places.
The possibility, better, the opportunity to teach amazing students motivated, talented, ambitious and goal-oriented is something very nice to experience, considering the fact the context they live is characterized by uncertainty. Also I learnt from them.
Secondly, what I mostly enjoyed was the social interaction with Palestinians, mainly from Zajel team. Palestinians… they are fantastic, full of live, friendly, kind, funny, with strong values and beliefs. We had the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts and perspectives. I don’t have doubts they will strive and succeed in the future.
Thirdly, I had the privilege, yes the privilege getting to know the Palestinian culture by Palestinians, its history, customs, food, music both traditional and modern, and dancing. Experience this abroad whatever the country is something very unique and amazing because it is not easy to find a place in the world with this opportunity. Travelling is not about counting countries but instead being embraced with people and culture.
The last feature I highlight but not the least was the possibility of exploring remarkable cities of Nablus, Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, the village of Sebastya and seeing beautiful landscapes in the Jordan Valley. I will not forget that night in the desert, the sunrise over the Dead Sea, attending a Palestinian traditional dancing show in Tulkarem district and the old town of Nablus.
I had a great time in Palestine. The trip was beautiful and very authentic. I enjoyed every single moment and for sure I will come back.