Another sticky hot mess

Tuesday June 22, 2010
haifa, israel
Road to Bahji, 2010
Another long and full day in Haifa, Israel. Another sticky hot mess. The gardens were beautiful. Most of all, each day I love walking around Israel. I like seeing the houses, the stores, the streets. I like experiencing Israel rather than spending all day at the shrines. Albeit, it's pretty but it doesn't mean the same to me. There's not too much to say, as most of what occurred I photographed. I had falafels again today, which is pretty much all I can eat. 

haifa, israel
Let's Unite, 2010
Wednesday June 23, 2010
On this day we went to the beach! How exciting. The weather was definitely not as hot as other days. It was nice out actually, but something that was different was the abundance of dead jellies all washed up on the shore. I was pretty scared to go in because I couldn't tell if they were going to come out of the sea and try to kill me! So I went only ankle deep.

cabana lounge
Cabana Loungin', 2010
There was a bakery in the mall leading to the sea. I got a chocolaty coconut ball; it was superb. It was an excellent beach day. I got a little tanner. Something intriguing was the fact that there were chairs and cabanas for public use. This day was relatively relaxing. I must fall asleep early due to having to wake up early tomorrow. A simple but fun day. I am especially happy that I was able to experience an Israeli beach. We went to a supermarket, watched U.S. vs. Algeria FIFA. U.S. won in the last minute. Dinner was baked carrots and potato.

Thursday June 24, 2010
We went to Akka today or Akko as the locals call it. I always enjoy the 45-minute ride on the bus because it is so high up that I can get a lovely view of the entire journey. The little village was culturally diverse and enlightening to visit. It was mainly an Arab/Muslim area. The little shops had touristy souvenirs that were "fashion jewelry" that was much too expensive. There were stores that sold rosebuds. Akka was really neat.

akka
Baby Blue's Sky, 2010
 I like Israel very much; it is so different from other places. The buildings are so interesting (that is, the buildings that aren't grungy). We went back to Bahji and were there for many hours. I took tons of photos and self-portraits. 

bahji
Exploring the Garden, 2010
Once we finished with Bahji, we walked around Haifa and went to a Romanian dinner place. One meal option was the animal organ platter consisting of brain, liver, kidney, and worst of all, spinal chord. Might I add, it looked like spinal chord. Everything on the menu was spelled funny. It was an experience to attempt to decipher what the English version said. I wish I had gotten a copy of the menu. It was really hilarious. 

"Pixels" = pickels
"Likers" = liquors
"Brendy" = brandy

We got a bunch of random stuff; it was relatively expensive shekel-wise and compared to places we normally go to. We also went to a mosque. Falafels for dinner.

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