this post has been long overdue but I’m finally putting it up and hopefully, there will more as Israel is filled with a lot of places to visit. The initial thought was to make one big post about my summer here but that would be one really huge magnanimous post and nope I’m not doing that.
Now why Israel for summer, you might ask? I’m here for a summer study abroad program at the University of Haifa and it has been utterly amazing and eye-opening to diverse issues of public health which is what I’m currently studying.
To get more insight about the city of Haifa, we were given a tour and hopefully, you enjoy the images.
We passed by the zoo which I hope to visit before leaving.
Next up is the Louis Promenade which is the best place to take a walk and enjoy the best view of Haifa on Mount Carmel and the port. The Louis Promenade is also known as “the Tayelet” by locals and was built by a Haifa couple in memory of their son, Louis Ariel Goldschmidt
The Baha’i Garden is located in the heart of Haifa and comprises a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, stands on the central terrace, looking across the bay towards ‘Akko. Now, this is a site that should have its own post and I’ll definitely be going back for more photos and hopefully walk down to the shrine.
Our resting spot for the day was the beautiful Wadi Nisnas which is an Arab neighborhood and is also known as a place of coexistence across different ethnic groups and religions e.g. Arabs, Jews & Christians alike. It is popularly known for its old stone houses, street side restaurants, public art, narrow streets and a market. Word on the street, they have the best Falafel ( deep fried ball made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both) in the country and the two best stands in Haifa, sadly I’m not a falafel lover but it’s not bad.
After the fun day in the sun, we filled ourselves up with some veal and lamb shawarma and a cold bottle of grapefruit juice.
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