During the Coronavirus crisis, Tourism is being hit, all flights are grounded, borders are closed and people are told to #StayHome
We, the Israeli Travel bloggers, are longing to travel again, but until we can fly again, we occupy ourselves with creative projects.
In this venture, which was inspired by a Design school project, we have chosen to express solidarity with countries in the world that were fighting the Covid-19.
Each one of us chose a country s/he misses and created a picture of it from objects belonging to that country.
The results are marvelous, you can judge by yourself.
Or Amir - Spain
Or Amir expresses her endless love for Spain by showcasing a small part of her Spanish souvenir collection.
Galit Ben Shmuel - Poland
Galit Ben Shmuel combines polish traditions from home with traveling in Poland, which is a rising star as a european travel destination.
Noa Barness - Portugal
Noa Barness chose to present the area of south Portugal, with its traditional crafts made of palm leaves, products made of oak, traditional ceramics and of course the fish and rooster that became the trademarks of Portugal.
Niri Shaul - Burma
“The silence and modesty, along with the intriguing culture of Myanmar, captivated my heart. I stood by the Burmese artist as he painted these pictures, and ever since, they have been with me, all these years, reminding me of the beauty of this country”.
Michal Manor - Netherlands
Michal Manor, chose to express her love for urban travel by “building” a Dutch city, divided by a bridge to traditional and Old Dutch vs. modern and New Dutch.
Meirav Talmor-Kashi - The Canadian Rockies
“One of my dreams , as an expert travel consultant, was to plan an Rv family trip to the Canadian Rockies. In these difficult times, I appreciate my memories, and the small gifts that we brought from Canada, with bears, mooses, trees and lakes, adventures, nature and a lot of happy and peaceful moments. .”
Dana Lev - Romania
Dana Lev lives in Romania – The land of Dracula, Brown Bears and the Plowshares. At the foot of the Carpathian mountains, villagers live from traditional farming, embroidery, engraving, and ancient crafts.
Iris Svinik Carasso - Japan
Iris Svinik Carasso traveled to Japan with teenagers. she chose to express old and new in Japan. From Kyoto’s temples and kimonos to the lights, Pokemon and Manga of Akihabara in Tokyo.
Tsipi Levin - Paris
“From the moment I arrived in Paris I fell in love, I felt like a French woman.
I learned about Paris ,I ate her food and I miss going back her.”
Ziva Raanan - Greece
“With great respect for the traditions of Greece, the artisans, the music and the creative spirit I found in this country”.
Ravit Chavshush - Sardinia
“Sardinia – a shepherd’s island that remains out of time and history. It’s all about carnivals, bandits gangs, and secrets to the world’s highest longevity”.
Galit Weinberg - Munich
Galit Weinberg chose to showcase her connection to her home in the past 8 years and to show solidarity for the Oktoberfest celebrations that were cancelled this year. Prost!
Rachel Lavi Dagan - Netherlands
Through her love for vintage and antique, Rachel has learned the true story of the Netherlands. And as dedicated as she is, she keeps seeking unknown places off the beaten track to recommend.
Yanina Zaslavsky - Iceland
Yanina Zaslavsky chose Iceland, the last she visited 3 times with her family. Although rugged and rough country, Yanina feels this is her spiritual home.
Adi Ben Ezer -Zanzibar
Adi Ben Ezer, expresses here wanderlust for sunshine, tropical beaches and turquise water, specifically of Zanzibar Island. She showcases a photo she took of Nungwi Beach, Masai Jewelary and locally grown spices from an agricultural cooperative.
Tamari Slonim Libes - Ireland
“Ireland for me is love from first sight. the verse “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” was written about Ireland. Pristine, breathtaking landscape – the cliffs, the raging sea, the sandy beaches, the grass – roaring green, satiated with the abundance of rainfall. There is something about Ireland for me that makes it unlike everywhere else…”.
Vicky Gurstein - Mexico
Can you miss a place you have never been there? Apparently yes! Vicky Gurstein is waiting to see you Mexico.
Rivka Kofler - Austria
Rivka kofler chose to express her yearning to Austria, a country of dramatic views, high mountains, beautiful lakes, scenic roads, big cities and picturesque villages represented by colored sticky memo notes that form the map of all states of Austria that she visited in her Various trips.
Anat Glantz - Greece
Anat Glantz remembers her love to traveling and taking walks between greek villages on the mountains. Misses going at the end of the day to a small Taverna on the beach, and having a nice glass of wine.
Gal Zuta - Lapland
“Memories from our magical winter family trip to the beautiful and very very cold Lapland, where snow, ski, raindeers, northern lights and even santa clause, make dreams come true”
Tamar Lipszyc - Thailand
“If there is a country I would choose to be a quarantine – then it is Thailand”
Tali Koren - Loire Valle
Tali Koren chose to express her love for France and especially the Loire Valley. The Loire Valley is a combination of culture, nature, attractions and gourmet food.
This combination promotes a quality and indulgent trip.
Eran Breiman - Canada
Eran Breiman chose Canada because this is the ultimate destination when thinking about nature and wildlife tourism.
Shirli Tocker - Scotland
Shirli Tocker has a collection of souvenirs from Scotland – the enchanted land. “My collection reminds me the sights, smells and tastes of Scotland’s fascinating nature and history”.
Sheila Baron - Panama
Sheila Baron brings her love to tropical countries with wild nature and great memories from Panama that is a must-visit detestation.
Shirley Zeplovitch - Hawai’i
Pristine beaches, tropical jungle, fiery volcanos, an ancient culture of surfer warriors and the Aloha spirit. This is Hawai’i as presented by Shirley Zeplovitch.
Gili Mazza - Copenhagen
Gili Mazza chose Copenhagen with typical items as:ducks; local horses;candles and books that are part of the famouse way of life known as “HYGGE”. a backpack and a pouch; from the Danish brand “Rain” is waterproof and usefull for trips
Ifat Angel - Central England
Ifat Angel chose Central England. Inhabited since year 1000. The magic land offers lots of stories and tells.
The magic place of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Wordswhorth and more. Let your imagination play…
Romi Nicole Schneider - Cornwall, UK
Romi Nicole Schneider expressing her love for Cornwall, UK, where she traveled to many times and met her husband. Represented with a collection of items and photos she kept throughout the years.
Osnat Broshi-Chen - Zagreb
Osnat Broshi-Chen, expresses her deep conection and appreciation of Croatia and its capital, Zagreb. The beauty of the country and its proud people along with the pleasant charm of Zagreb make it a must see slow-tourism destination.
Noa Carmon - Paris
“Paris is a Dream for me. It is passion, it is love. I feel at home when ever I visit this beautiful, romantic city. I love everything about her. It is a magical place for me”.
Arbel Rabi - New York
Arbel Rabi Chose to express her love to urban travel and picked the legendary city of New York by presenting all that is iconic in the greatest city – its buildings, the art and fashion, excellent musicals and TV shows.
Inbal Zack - Swiss
Inbal chose to put some souvenirs I bought in the markets in Switzerland over the years, during my many visits to the country.
Shirley Shaked - Manchester
Shirley chose these items because they remind her of England. Since she lived for a time in Manchester, she traveled frequently in the north of England and around Manchester. She misses the daily little things like shopping groceries in Tesco, drinking coffee in “Costa”, the afternoon tea, and even the kids drive to school every day.