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From Zurich to Jaffa

Like from the South Pole to the South Pacific

sunny 77 °F

The calm of switzerland a distant memory as we deplane and rush to Immigrations. It’s hard to tell if there are separate lines or just one big crowd pushing forward.
Actually the wait to get through immigration control was only about 15 minutes and our bags came off the plane pretty quickly as well. As we depart the airport we grab a taxi and head to Jaffa. Our hotel was a prison at one time and located just above the beach in old Jaffa. We arrive during the Muslim holiday Eid al adha or Hajj. The streets are crowded.
No Dorothy you are not in Kansas (or Switzerland) anymore.
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Again we are two nights in a hotel so we don’t really unpack just grab some clothes and try to get a lay of the land.
We meet up with our family and have drinks at the bar before heading off to Claro for dinner. A fantastic restaurant reminding me of Zahav in Philadelphia but on steroids.
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Great atmosphere and vibe and such delicious food. We zig and zag in the streets as we walk back to the hotel some streets are dirty and some are cleaner, the cafes and hooka bars are open and so are the gelato and pizza shops. I even saw a fried chicken restaurant. Since it was a travel day we turned in early with great anticipation of the days to come.
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Posted by Lauriesam 07:25 Archived in Israel Tagged #family #jaffa #exoticcountry #muslimsandjews #israel #lovetotravel

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