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Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil

Save the Date: Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil Presenter: Irene Shaland Orange Library Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library Thursday March 19th, 2020 at 7:00 PM Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of … Continue reading

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The Best Hotel in Malta: Ursulino Valletta

The Malta archipelago, a tiny spot in the middle of the Mediterranean with  400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers, remains unknown to most US travelers. And this is a pity, because if you do visit this island … Continue reading

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Discovering Jewish Connections in Sardinia

Sardinia is an island famed for its unearthly beauty. Sardinia is second only to Sicily in its size among the Mediterranean islands. Like Sicily, Sardinia attracted numerous waves of invaders: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, the Italian city-states of Pisa … Continue reading

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Review of Suburbanites on Safari by Marcia Polevoi

After reading my recently released book, Suburbanites on Safari: Chasing Lions and Giraffes in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Marcia Polevoi wrote a wonderful and insightful review that follows. “I have always wanted to go to Africa to see all the … Continue reading

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Barbara Miller’s Review of Suburbanites on Safari

Book: “Suburbanites on Safari” by Alex Shaland, Publisher: GTA Books “Are you ready for a wildlife adventure in southern Africa? Not sure where to start? What a wonderful travel guide “Suburbanites on Safari” is! Indispensable. Incredible photography and written in an … Continue reading

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About the Author of Suburbanites on Safari

Many of our readers who follow my wife Irene Shaland’s books, magazine articles, and lectures know me as a photographer who’s photos appeared in Irene’s publications and slide presentations. But only few know that I am also a writer myself. … Continue reading

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Suburbanites on Safari Ranks #1 New Release on Amazon

Fantastic News from Amazon! Recently, Amazon ranked Alex Shaland’s upcoming book ” Suburbanites on Safari ” as Amazon #1 New Release. Following is a description of Alex Shaland’s new book: “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has … Continue reading

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Jews of the Jungles and cities in Brazil – Free Lecture in New City NY

Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles and Cities in Brazil Lecture presented by IRENE SHALAND  on Sunday April 14th, 2019   at 2:00 PM Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of several books for a captivating journey through 500 … Continue reading

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Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust

Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust Lecture presented by Irene Shaland at the Maltz Museum on January 30 at 7:00PM Why do we tell stories? Is it to entertain: to capture the attention of the … Continue reading

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Medical Requirements for Travelers to Brazil, Continued

If you missed Part one of this post click here Part One When you make an appointment at your medical system’s Travel Clinic before your trip to Brazil, they always ask you when and what country are you going. Before … Continue reading

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