Olympia Tel Aviv Hotel
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... in the week Elana and I enjoyed our breakfasts there again with Café Afuch (upside down coffee) basically a latté, a pesto bulgarian cheese flat bread and an incredibly tasty pita filled with potatoes, bulgarian cheese, mushrooms and a wonderful garlic sauce. That meal set us up for the day until dinner (except, of course for the midday gelato break).
... which had a flower carved out of a
potato! It was so, so sweet of them to do that. Three waiters and the manager
constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling well. My appendix
would become sore for a few seconds every hour or so and I got pretty nervous
that something might happen in Israel. That night, everyone was supposed to go
out to a club in Tel Aviv with bottle service. I chose to stay in and rest,
both because I was ...
... that would be allied with a renewed and energized Jewish community. Julian’s death in battle against the Parthian Persians ended that effort, and whatever the Jews had erected to that point was destroyed by an earthquake. So ended the only effort at constructing a Third Temple that ever actually broke ground in Jerusalem.
Which means that when Islam exploded out of Arabia in the 7th century under the brilliant Caliph Omar and his generals, ...
... Gardens of Haifa”, and my trip through them was led by a guide named Yitzchak, who gave what is easily the least driven tour I have ever experienced. He would give some information, not much, in a kind of semi-apologetic tone, and then say, “If you have some questions, fine, but if not that’s OK too and we can move on.” He sort of encapsulated for me the laid-back lack of proselytizing zeal I have generally experienced from the ...
... academic novel about an English professor, comprised of letters of recommendation, letters to the new department chair (from sociology). Clever idea, some good moments.
- ˇ Lost for Words, a spoof on the Booker Prize, follows the behind-the-scenes shena****ns of the judges and a few short-list wannabes. Also clever idea, though not great. I did laugh out loud (literally) quite a few times, but I wonder ...