Shlomo and I walked from the pier to Old Jaffa, but we took a different route than I'd previously taken; we walked along what I thought was a map of the sky, but is, in fact, a map of Israel and surrounding area. Based on where we stood, we could see the distance of Israel's major cities, and parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean.
We walked through the artist district which had clearly become a favorite spot, and I'm so glad we did this before the sun came up! It was already hot to begin with, haha. Thanks to Shlomo for taking a few photos of me along the way, too!
It might be a little shocking; I hadn't dyed my hair in eight months to that point, which is the longest I've gone without hair dye since I was 14!
We took a little break and I had my first taste of malabi, a Middle Eastern custard with rose syrup and coconut flakes. I had some in my fridge at the time, but hadn't tried it yet! I wish they had this back home; it's fantastic. When the custard was gone, we continued our walk through Tal Aviv-Yafo...
Check out that photo of a guy beside a canon and a trashcan - because it's always a good day for a trash-top BBQ, amiright? There was also a man selling Turkish coffee which, I had learned when visiting the Yemenite Silver Art Shop, I enjoy. Also, check out those really weird colonial statues throughout the area - what are you doing here? It reminded me of Plymouth, so I'm glad we snapped a photo.
Overall, it was a really pleasant morning and a fun exploration into an area I only thought I knew! The day continued into the afternoon when I experimented in Shlomo's garden using a macro lens. That's right my friends, the excitement continues...