A jaunt around Jaffa

A jaunt around Jaffa

It is late afternoon and the sun is killing, despite a strong Mediterranean breeze, as we walked the couple of hundred metres from our hotel to the railway station Jaffa (yafo in Hebrew). Yes, Jaffa also has a railway station (Ha Tachana), which is however defunct now. Frankly, I didn’t have an inkling about this railway station until now. I do not read about the places before visiting them and let them surprise me. So, this is a nice surprise. 🙂

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First Impression of Israel

First Impression of Israel

Sitting in my hotel in Jerusalem, I ponder upon what is my first impression of Israel. From outside, this country of conflicts and controversies poses a kind of insecurity to people who want to visit it. I too had my apprehensions.

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