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The Wishing Bridge!

We began our walk to Jaffa from Tel Aviv early in the morning.  There's a beautiful promenade right along the beach that leads right to the main square of Jaffa.  I was already feeling better.  It felt great with the sun to our left and the sea to our right.  When we entered Jaffa, it was like a trip back in time.  Compared to the bustling city of Tel Aviv, the little village of Jaffa was so calm, so quiet.  We walked through the main square, checking out the buildings, the churches, and the statues.  We found the wishing bridge, and we both took the time to make a wish.  All you have to do is find your zodiac sign on the bridge, touch it, look out over the sea, and make a wish.

View from the Wishing Bridge
  It was a perfect day to do so, you could see the sea for miles.  As our hunger grew, we found a cute little restaurant and ordered up some hummus and kebab.  I loved hummus before I left, but after having it in the Middle East, the stuff back home isn't good enough anymore!

Jaffa has been around since the early days of the bible.  It's said the city was founded by Japeth, the son of Noah.  Around 6000 years ago, the city was captured by the Egyptians, and there are some Egyptian ruins still intact in the city.  This was neat to see knowing that we would be in Egypt in a few weeks!  At one point, a large whale statue caught our eye.  We discovered that this was in honor of the prophet Jonah, who set sail here before he was swallowed.  Jaffa was the perfect place to spend a morning and an afternoon!

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The Wishing Bridge!
The Wishing Bridge!
View from the Wishing Bridge
View from the Wishing Bridge
My zodiac sign
My zodiac sign
Some of the Egyptian ruins
Some of the Egyptian ruins
Have you heard of Jonah and the wh…
Have you heard of Jonah and the w…
Ever seen a suspended tree?  Now y…
Ever seen a suspended tree? Now …
View of Tel Aviv
View of Tel Aviv
Main square
Main square
Narrow walkway
Narrow walkway
This aloe plant was trying to devo…
This aloe plant was trying to dev…
Andromedas Rock
Andromeda's Rock
Jaffa Sights & Attractions review
This ancient city is a beautiful 30 minute walk along the Mediterranean Sea from the bustling city of Tel Aviv. During this stunning walk, you can fe… read entire review
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