Day Trip

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View of Tzfat
The klezmer music festival in Tzfat the other night was really fun. Tzfat is such a distinct city from the rest of Israel. Most of it has a very old feel to it (much like Jerusalem) with cobblestone roads and buildings that have stood there for 100 years. The festival had a bunch of different stages set up throughout the city so we spent the night wandering through the various areas and listening to the different performers. I couldn't believe how many people had come here and that most of them weren't tourists like I had expected. We also walked through the new quarter of Tzfat which is drastically different from the medieval feel of the old section. It was so packed walking through these crowds because the vendors were lining both sides of the street.
More old city


We didn't get back till pretty late, where I discovered another cockroach in my bathroom... luckily my friend was still around and saved me and found the hole where they were coming in through-- so hopefully these disgusting visitors are done invading my apartment.

Yesterday we took a day trip to Tel Aviv. We left super early in the morning so that we could have as much time as possible there since we weren't staying the night. I love the fact that Israel, by driving only an hour you can end up in a place so different from where you started. Tel Aviv is such a fast paced, energetic city, yet still has the feel of history. We went to this really amazing artists market that had all sorts of jewelry and art work. We also went through the Shook (market), which is about three times the size of the one in Haifa.
Israeli Keeshound... lady said he was 15 years old.
They had such fresh looking fruits and vegetables-- I saw dates that were still on the branches. After shopping for a while at some boutiques we went swimming at the beach and then headed back to Haifa. It was a very quick trip, but I'm glad we were able to pack in as much as we did... and I definitely can't wait to get back there.

My day ended with my friend and I standing and shrieking a top my kitchen table waiting for our tall, German friend to come rescue us from Mr. Scabbers (the mutant mouse... or rat, that recently moved in under my fridge). After making fun of Abi and me for a while for being such typical girls, he roused Mr. Scabbers and escorted him out the front door... so After quite the pest-infested weekend I think I am finally rodent-free... Well, I'm going to catch up on some Hebrew and get to studying since I am down to my last week now of Ulpan.
here4crackhead says:
Grosss two cockroaches and a rat? Maybe there are some tasty recipes you can use that only involve a cockroach, some salt, and the hot plate. Good luck!
Anna
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008
kg1357 says:
Hi Mads- You've had some close calls with nature there lately! Hopefully your little visitors are gone for good. Thanks for the pic of the Israeli Keeshond, how funny. Did you tell the owner about all of your crazy Keeshonds? I am loving reading your travel blog, your evening in Sefat and day in Tel Aviv sound unforgettable. When I read what you are writing I feel like I am right there with you, so thank you.
xxxoooMOM
Posted on: Aug 23, 2008
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View of Tzfat
View of Tzfat
More old city
More old city
Israeli Keeshound... lady said he …
Israeli Keeshound... lady said he…
Performers on the main stage
Performers on the main stage
Beautiful apartment in downtown Te…
Beautiful apartment in downtown T…
Fresh herbs and spices at the shook
Fresh herbs and spices at the shook
Beach by the port
Beach by the port
Tel Aviv
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