Picture it: Israel, 2014. A young Indian/Filipino woman eats an entire plate of fried fish and fries by a body of water.

sea of galilee

That young woman was me, and that body of water was the Sea of Galilee.

I’ve always wanted to start a story like Sophia Petrillo. Though I don’t think I did her justice.

Last year I went on a two week trip to Israel. The original blog post I created for the trip had a two sentence intro before I abruptly ended. This one has six.

(The following images are not in the order of the original blog post. To see the images in the order I intended head on over to blog.samanthajeet.com)

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