FUN-travel: Holy Land – Tel Aviv, Israel – Day 2

May 14, 2013 by  

The ABC’s of The Holy Land
A = Awesome
B = Bummer
C = Celebration

4 Jaffa, Israel

Jaffa

Trip Day 71 – Wednesday, April 10 – Haifa to Tel Aviv, Israel –sunny, not – high, 80’s

13 Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv

  • 7:15 – wake up
  • B – more lukewarm cappuccino – what is with these machines?
  • :00 – breakfast included @ Cantina restaurant next door
  • A – spicy egg/tomato skillet w/bread, cheese, Israeli salad – more of too much food
  • A – HOT cappuccino – yeah!
  • 10:00 – tour starts by walking to…
  • 1st stop – 10:30 – Independence Hall – residence of first mayor – now a museum w/original microphones used when Ben Gurion declared the independence of Israel on May 14, 1948
  • 2nd stop – 11: 15 – Old Jaffa City walking tour – dates to 20th century BC making it one of the world’s oldest ports
  • 3rd stop – lunch of schwarma – meats on a spit roasted all day – shaved off into pita w/salads & sauces – VG!
  • 1:00 – back to hotel to pack
  • 7:00 – dinner @ Cantina – pizza

FF – (FUN-fact) – Independence Day is celebrated in April with parades and concerts. This year it was on April 15th and in the Jewish calendar a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day.
Not so FF – Just realized that we saw no parks in Jerusalem, jammed full of people & buildings.

12 Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv

 

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