Tel Aviv, Take 2
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June 29th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
From there we walked to Carmel Market. What a difference a day makes! This is a street lined with vendors of clothing on one end, and food on the other. Yesterday it was completely shuttered, but it was really hopping today. I really liked this market -- they even had things I would wear there (although I didnâ€™t buy anything).
We ended up at a place weâ€™ll just called Dog Park. One end had a fenced area full of frantic playing dogs, and for a minute it was just like being home, at Wicker Parkâ€™s dog run. The other end of the park had some shaded picnic tables, so we set up shop and had a very tasty lunch of cheese and tomato sandwiches. We didnâ€™t stick around long after that, for fear the annoying flies would carry us off.
From there, more wanderings in that area (which kept reminding me of New York) and then Steve went back to play at his music store and I walked back to the hotel.
Tomorrow is our last day in Tel Aviv. I canâ€™t say we went all out and really experienced the city. We were a little lazy here. Our big day of sightseeing was spoiled by the Shabat yesterday, and the humidity really slowed us down today. Even so, my impressions of the city are positive. The dated architecture and public art from the 1980s is a little sad and ugly, but the city seems to offer really nice cafes and shops, and the beach, with its terrific promenade, is something special. Steve, on the other hand, doesnâ€™t like this place at all, saying itâ€™s like â€śGod threw up on the beach.â€ť Anyway, it is what it is, and I am glad we made this stop. I look forward to a return to Israel someday to get a better look at what the country had to offer.
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