Showing posts with label Mediterranean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mediterranean. Show all posts

February 17, 2020

Israel 2020: Day 8

So awesome going to the Bahai Gardens today in Haifa, Israel. 

Took the train to Haifa and then a taxi ride up this big hill. 

Got out at the top and not sure what to expect. 

We go through security...

And then we see this completely BREATHTAKING view of the Bahai Gardens along with an amazing view of Haifa, the port, and up and down the Mediterranean Sea. 

The view Extended all the way up to the Crusader Castle in Akko. 

The terraced Bahai Gardens were spectacular.  

I've never seen anything like this. 

We walked down the terraces some 700 stairs. 

And along the way were fountains, gardens, and more beautiful landscapes and views. 

This is definitely something to see (thank you Hashem for this opportunity). ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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February 15, 2020

Israel 2020: Day 6

Did a nice beach walk from Tel Aviv to Jaffa. 

It was sunny and warm out. 

Lots of people exercising, running, and enjoying the outdoors. 

The blue Mediterranean Sea, the white sand, and breeze in the air was lovely. 

Even a funny statue of former Prime Minister Ben-Gurion doing a headstand as he used to do in his fitness routine. 

Shabbat is a good time to stop and take that much needed walk on the beach. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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February 11, 2020

Israel 2020: Day 2

So went to Nahariya today near the Labanon border.

Nice shopping strip and gorgeous beach. 

Had a nice cappuccino at Cofix.

Got a new modern Kiddish cup for Shabbat and a washing cup for Netilat Yadayim.

Enjoyed the train ride up and back on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea shore.

Had dinner at Azrieli Mall in Tel Aviv and marvelled at all the shopping and crowds on a Tuesday.

Real contrast between more sleepy resort town, Nahariya and high-tech, bustling city Tel Aviv.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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March 20, 2019

Israel - Day 6 - Northern Israel Akko



(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)
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October 15, 2014

Want to Ride The Falafel Bus?

Falafel is a funny sounding food, but actually tastes pretty good. 

The best that I've ever had was in Tel Aviv with spicy falafel balls, hot french fries, and loads of creamy Tehina stuffed in the pita.

Only thing better is with juicy grilled schwarma, right off the rotating fire spit, and hot sauce, and for that try Max's in Silver Spring. 

One of my friends used to joke about the guy with an accent selling falafel, but who used to ring out (what sounded like), "Pizza and Palapel!" 

In terms of getting it from a curbside bus--only if it is hot and kosher. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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