Jaffa, Isreal

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Largest church in Jaffa

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.

This is a hanging tree, it's being held up by ropes in the artists area.
It's about a 30 minute drive south of Tel Aviv. Jaffa is another very old city and the buildings are made of sandstone while the streets are made of limestone. I don't have the energy to explain the history so if you're interested, "google it"!

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.

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Largest church in Jaffa
Largest church in Jaffa
This is a hanging tree, its being…
This is a hanging tree, it's bein…
Shops are located down many of the…
Shops are located down many of th…
Sunset in Jaffa.
Sunset in Jaffa.
photo by: Nzelvis