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Israel, Day 6

Posted on: January 3, 2007

Tonight we’re in Yokneam, near Haifa, staying with S’s friend Beni (who I have spoken to many times over Skype from home). We packed up this morning, loaded the car and set off for the first of our mini-trips. I had a real Israeli post-office experience (and I thought people were bad in the post office lines in France — Paul will no doubt remember some of our experiences being cut in line there) and a nice stop off at a bread factory where we stocked up on some wonderful fresh breads and chocolate rugala. Then we drove around some more, stopped at an Arab village which apparently boasted the world’s best hummus and took hummus and falafels (the best falafel I think I’ve ever had) with us on the road.

On the way North from Jerusalem we stopped at the The Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan where S’s friend from grad school Karen works. She took us “behind the scenes” at the zoo and we got to feed the giraffes and one of the elephants (I have a bunch of photos that will hopefully come out well of S feeding them). It was really tons of fun, and the place itself is really quite wonderful — as soon as you drive through the gates the animals are right there coming up to your car. Then we drove through Caesarea and stopped for coffee before heading here to Yokneam.

Updated 1/17 with a few photos:
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5 Responses to "Israel, Day 6"

Enjoy the bread and rugala extra for me.

By the way, we’re expecting to see some of your photos at a future brown bag at work.

Hi Emily, carving out a few minutes to check your blog — you’ve been on my mind. I must tell you that I camped out on the beach at Caesarea — I also remember that it was one of the first towns I encountered that had an air conditioned store — I was very impressed at the time. Okay, on to the next posting! Glad you’re having fun. Miss you! Susan

Hi Emily, carving out a few minutes to check your blog — you’ve been on my mind. I must tell you that I camped out on the beach at Caesarea — I also remember that it was one of the first towns I encountered that had an air conditioned store — I was very impressed at the time. Okay, on to the next posting! Glad you’re having fun. Miss you! Susan

Hi Emily, carving out a few minutes to check your blog — you’ve been on my mind. I must tell you that I camped out on the beach at Caesarea — I also remember that it was one of the first towns I encountered that had an air conditioned store — I was very impressed at the time. Okay, on to the next posting! Glad you’re having fun. Miss you! Susan

Hi Emily, carving out a few minutes to check your blog — you’ve been on my mind. I must tell you that I camped out on the beach at Caesarea! Miss you, Susan

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