Brian Braude

Brian Braude passed away on August 3, 2011. He was born in South Africa in 1948 and came to live in Israel in 1974. He was married to Jehudit, who was born in Morocco, and altogether they have five children. Brian worked in private practice as a dentist, which he studied in South Africa at Witwatersrand University. Brian also studied social work at Tel Aviv University. His hobbies were cooking, photography, gardening, running, films, carpentry, and the computer. However, Brian's passion was traveling, both in Israel and especially overseas, where people of different cultures were of special interest to him. His writing, in his words, was limited to two fields – travel articles for ESRA and prescriptions for his patients.

Enjoy the adventures that Nepal offers in scenery, culinary delights, spirituality and customs like awesome hiking, trekking and rafting, quite different from anything we are familiar with.

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Nepal
Category: Travel
Issue No. 142
 

Volcanoes, jungles, lakes and ruins are some the places that Brian Braude saw on his visit to Guatemala. Travelling by “chicken bus”, canoe, catamaran and hitch hiking, his overnight accommodation included sleeping in a hammock and staying at a boutique hotel. It was a never to be forgotten experience.

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Guatemala
Category: Travel
Issue No. 143
 

A fascinating account of a visit to the island paradise of Bali. Bali, whose population is almost entirely Hindu, is one of more than thirty thousand islands that make up the mainly Moslem country Indonesia.

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Bali
Category: Travel
Issue No. 144
 

Petra was visited by Brian Braude. Built by the Nabateans it was a very important city controlling the trade routes. Parts of this beautiful city carved out of unique colored sandstone are very well preserved. For hundreds of years Petra was a “lost’’ city having been “discovered” only a hundred years ago and is now one of the wonders of the world.

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Petra, A Wonder of the World
Category: Travel
Issue No. 146
 

Brian Braude – an experienced traveler – visited Bolivia and Peru with his family. Built inside an enormous crater, La Paz offered museums, churches and markets of a large busy city. A 3-day jeep trip through salt flats, a volcanic-strewn desert and then on to a trip down an old silver mine gave them many varied experiences.

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BOLIVIA
Category: Travel
Issue No. 148
 

Brian Braude describes a visit to Peru, a country of grandeur and tranquility. Starting in Lima and mainly travelling by bus they visited interesting places the highlight being Machu Picchu – the fairy tale city on the Inca trail.

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PERU
Category: Travel
Issue No. 149
 

If you suffer from heights or altitude sickness then this isn’t the trip for you. But you can still enjoy reading about a trip made by four friends to the great mountains of Nepal and Tibet – the Himalayas. Follow the thrills of this trek with Brian Braude and his running buddies as they scale the mountains of Nepal and take a jeep ride to Lasa. A fascinating read!

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NEPAL AND TIBET   OUR GREAT TREK
Category: Travel
Issue No. 151
 

"It's only about a hundred kilometers from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border, but a five hour trip on Nepali roads." So begins Brian's detailed description of his amazing trip to Kathmandu, the magnificent but freezing high mountains and villages of Tibet, the thin air, and finally , Lhasa. He says "For me Lhasa was the main reason for coming on this trip. It was probably the most mysterious city in the world until only a few decades ago."

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A JEEP TRIP IN TIBET
Category: Travel
Issue No. 152
 

Brian Braude describes his holiday in Tokyo, renting a flat via the internet. Full of restaurants, museums, parks and shopping malls they also spent time at a Sumo competition and a Buddhist festival. A truly amazing month in a friendly, honest and helpful city.

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TOKYO
Category: Travel
Issue No. 153
 

Laughing all the way to the hospital to undergo an angiogram. That’s according to “ The Idiot’s Guide to Heart Disease“ by Synonymous, who tells us all about the trial and tribulations , the fun and games of undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery and the subsequent hilarity of rehabilitation. Laugh..if you can. The How’s and Ways of safe living offers a guide for anyone with an aging relative. “It’s All about Safety and Confidence,” by Esti Martin, talks about the preventative measures you can take to keep your loved ones safe from the common perils that befall the aged.

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THE IDIOTS GUIDE TO: HEART DISEASE
Category: Health
Issue No. 154
 
 
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