Category Archives: Personal

“My land is for everybody, as long as people come in peace” (Abed, Al Wallaja, West Bank).

During my trips to Israel in 2009 and 2010, I took the opportunity to visit the West Bank, Palestinian territory, though most of this area has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967. I stayed at Bustan Qaraaqa, en eco-guesthouse … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Personal, Travels

Favela Jardim Ângela, São Paulo, Brazil

M’Boi Mirim is a borough of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The name comes from the Tupi language and it means “little snake”. It comprises two districts: Jardim Ângela and Campo Limpo. It is an extremely poor and violent … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Personal, South America, Travels

Nyumbani Aids House, Nairobi, Kenya

During my stay in Nairobi, I visited the Nyumbani Children´s House which was founded in 1992. It is a response to the rising number of HIV infected children born in Africa every day. Infants carry many of their mothers’ antibodies … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Kenya, Personal, Travels