Discovering the Beauty of Palestine
My name is Adela from Spain and I have joined The International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) of An-Najah National University' summer camp of August. I've been in Nablus for a while discovering the country and having fun.
By: Adela - Spain
Being in Palestine has been a great experience. First of all because it is always nice to discover a new country. And discover it from inside, and not as a tourist is even more interesting.
I am so glad to have chosen the Zajel program because I met wonderful people: locals and volunteers from all over the world. After two weeks of my stay I felt we were like a family because people here are friendly and they make you feel comfortable.
We have not stopped travelling around Palestine, eating and having fun as well. Although it is difficult to talk about one nice moment I spent, I would go for the trip to the dessert where we saw the sunrise in front of the Dead Sea. It is an image that I will never forget, not only because of the beautiful landscape, but also because of my feeling that I was transferring my emotions to nature.
On the other hand, I want to speak a bit about the workshop I've been teaching at. It is about how to deal with difficult situations and emotions. Students were amazing and very interested in that field. But unfortunately I found out that there is a need for developing psychological rehabilitation in Palestine. It is a must!
Also I am now more aware about the Palestinian situation and I really appreciate all the explanations and conferences about it: education, women's situations, refugees, etc. It is always good to have as much information as you can to create your own opinion and know the reality from inside.
So of course, I recommend this experience to everyone who is interested in making a contribution to this charming country while having a good time. Palestinians are brave people and I really admire their courage. I would love to thank you for ever.