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Tel Aviv 2016

My latest journey took place in Israel. A beautiful country that struggles with bad publicity and often with hate as well. I honestly don't understand why though. I've spent two incredible and unforgettable weeks there. From sunset on the day of our arrival in Tel Aviv, the second largest city of Israel, until sunset on the following day was Yom Kippur which is a national holiday and Hebrew for Day of Atonement. During the whole day people aren't permitted to drive around with cars and other motor vehicles. The streets were empty as you can see in the first few pictures in the gallery below. Unbelievable how a whole nation can quit driving around with their cars for one entire day. The day after Yom Kippur we went to Jerusalem for one day which is Israels capital city. It was interesting to see the old city and how live looked like in the past. We also went to a huge street market. Besides travelling cooking is a passion of mine as well. So this was a unique experience for me since we don't have something comparable like this in the small village I live. Next I visited a place called Masada a historical place in roman history. On the same day I also went to the Dead Sea. Truly a remarkable experience as well. Even if you would try to it's impossible to sink due to the high concenration of salt in the water. Once the day was over I continued to the next adventure which was one night in the middle of the desert. There is a place called 'Succa Midbar' where a few people gathered together and started building little cottages. There were about eight cottages in total and I lived in one of them. With exception of the 'main cottage' there was no running water, electricity nor cellular. What an adventure! The food which was a small but rich buffet was so delicious. I was absolutely surprised. The next outstanding sight I've visited was the historical village Caesarea again an ancient place of the roman history.
First day in Israel Art of consturction Yom Kippur Yom Kippur II Yom Kippur III Tel Aviv Beach Tel Aviv Beach II Tel Aviv Beach III Tel Aviv Beach IV The Old City of Jerusalem Alley in Jerusalem Mahane Ben Yehuda Market Mahane Ben Yehuda Market II Mahane Ben Yehuda Market III Masada national park Masada national park II Masada national park III Mitzpe Ramon - One night in the desert Mitzpe Ramon - One night in the desert II Midreshet Ben-Gurion - Sde Boker Midreshet Ben-Gurion - Sde Boker II Midreshet Ben-Gurion - Sde Boker III Midreshet Ben-Gurion - Sde Boker IV Midreshet Ben-Gurion - Sde Boker V Ashkelon Ashkelon II Ashkelon III Tel Aviv Beach sunset Tel Aviv Beach sunset II Tel Aviv Beach sunset III Orange Parrot Flower Caesarea Caesarea II Caesarea III Caesarea IV Caesarea V Caesarea VI A last snapshot of Tel Aviv on the way home