Jaffa Travel Blog› entry 2 of 18 › view all entries
If you were wondering, the time here is 10 hours ahead of California.
Before we left for Jaffa, we visited two museums, the first was this hi-tech interactive showing of how the 1947-1948 war with all of the surrounding countries started and how Israel won independence. The second museum was at Tel Aviv University. The place was deserted because everyone is off on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is back to work/school. This museum showed lots of artifacts dating back to hundreds of years BC through today. We drove all around the city and saw multi-million dollar condos as well as some of the more older areas that aren't so nice. So that's my abridged summary of Tel Aviv so far.
Went to Jaffa today.
The beach photos below were taken from a restaurant where we had lunch. The city has many galleries and is home to lots of artists. There are churches, synagogues and mosks in the city. It was really strange when we heard the announcement for muslem prayer (loudspeakers chanting).
Dinner was really good, we ate at a seaside seafood restaurant that was packed. They don't have menus so the waiter explains the different fish and ways it can be prepared. We had a mediterranean white fish that took up the table of a four seat booth. Had a really good bottle of Israeli wine, a Shiraz Cab.
That's it for now, so much walking around and have to get up at 6:30 to head to Haifa tomorrow.