Israel: Down the Rabbit Hole Again

Into the rabbit hole

Down the rabbit hole, to the Middle East

In this fairy tale land, kids up to the age of three must be accompanied by an adult (at least, that’s what the sticker says)

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The Land of Plenty – at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

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Where the people flock to temples of Hummus (Abu Hassan, Jaffa)

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Yet another Hummus temple, we made sure to visit one every few days (Abu Adham, Tel Aviv)

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It’s a land where the locals drink this weird looking drink that they call “Pomegranate Juice”

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All hail the Baby Cookie Monster

Everyone is constantly fighting, even the cats and babies (with feathers, no less!)

Everyone is constantly fighting, even the cats and babies (with feathers, no less!)

Neil met his relatives

Neil met his relatives

From both sides of the family

From both sides of the family

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Neil was dwarfed by his resolute body guard

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Some of the locals dress a bit funky

We cycled to Nitzanim Beach a few times - the trails were super muddy after the recent rains

We cycled to Nitzanim Beach a few times – the trails were super muddy after the recent rains

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and had a beach picnic with our good friends the Finzis

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Neil learned to play the piano

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and took the longest baths a baby has ever taken

Israel is an odd combination of old and new

Israel is an odd combination of old and new (at the Ashkelon promenade)

with beautiful beaches, seemingly worthy of Thailand

with beautiful beaches, seemingly worthy of Thailand

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Meanwhile, the grannies were in Granny Heaven

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where there is an infinite number of shells

We cycled up and down the Yarkon Park and along the beach to Herzlia

We cycled up and down the Yarkon Park and along the lovely beach bike path to Herzlia

We visited the Finzis in Mitzpe Ramon, the dusty town on the edge of a crater that is (almost) one of a kind

We visited the Finzis in Mitzpe Ramon, the dusty town on the edge of a crater that is (almost) one of a kind

You might have heard that Israel is a dangerous place. Well, in the desert, the main danger is camels, I'll let you figure out why.

You might have heard that Israel is a dangerous place. Well, in the desert, the main danger is supposedly camels, I’ll let you figure out why.

There is so much fruit, that the locals are forced into a juicing frenzy, and the streets are lined with bananas, literally

There is so much fruit, that the locals are forced into a juicing frenzy, and the streets are lined with bananas, literally

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Based on the number of parks, this country takes procreation (or else swinging?) quite seriously

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The dogs are so friendly, they let you sit on them and touch their backside and don’t mind one bit

Let's not forget the lazing in the sun

Let’s not forget the lazing in the sun

Momma, I found a pinecone!

Momma, I found a pinecone!

Our trips seem to always start and end like this... Until next time!

Our trips seem to always start and end like this… Until next time!

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2 Responses to Israel: Down the Rabbit Hole Again

  1. Peta Kaplan says:

    Lovely! Especially the granny plus Neil pics! Oh and the hummus ( of course) YUM!

  2. Nicole says:

    Such a heartwarming post!

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