In April 2013 I went to Israel & Palestine on a university study trip. It was a very interesting yet emotional journey. We stayed in a guest house in the occupied Palestinian territories run by a delightful old lady who never seemed to go to sleep. Every day we had to pass several checkpoints which made traveling from one city to the next incredibly time consuming. In 7 days we visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Hebron and Jericho. We were immersed in the region’s cultural and political history and these are some of the pictures I took.