Mini tour around the city of Haifa, Israel

Mini tour around the city of Haifa, Israel

IMG_1913Hey lovelies,

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.

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Art exhibition at the Horev mall

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Parts of Haifa especially central Carmel, the signs are written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English

 

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p.s I have a thing for owl decor… window stall at a roadside shop

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Hey Bey!!!! LOL

We passed by the zoo which I hope to visit before leaving.

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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

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The beautiful gates to the Baha’i Gardens

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.

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Baha’i Gardens

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in case you do not know, you can’t be in Israel without trying some of their coffee and pastries that are to die for

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check out tha squad!!! We walked a lot of stairs btw

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This low key looks like a shrine

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Feral cats are a norm here due to the importation of cats in the 1930s to combat the rat epidemic at that time but lack of neutering initiatives has led to the explosion of the feline population in Israel as a whole.

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Bnai Zion Medical Center

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With our tour guide Izzie

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In case you were to blind to figure it out LOL!!!

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.

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street art

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The smell of fresh fruits and vegetables mmm…

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After the fun day in the sun, we filled ourselves up with some veal and lamb shawarma and a cold bottle of grapefruit juice.

Hope you enjoyed this post, please like and drop your comments if you want to see more.

xoxo

Mahki

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3 Comments

  1. July 3, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, am so jealous of you right now. Pls more more!!!!!!

  2. Chukwudi
    July 3, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Nice.

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