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Travel Blogs from Tel Aviv
I took a very quick trip to Tel-Aviv to visit Gil, another old friend from Tokyo. Gil will be busy helping his Mom after her knee surgery from the end of this month so I needed to visit before then. I left Geneva on Thursday night, and flew to Tel-Aviv via Zurich. I arrived at Tel-Aviv airport around 3.30am on Friday. I couldn't believe how busy it …
... of social pressure from the left-wing liberals all over the world claiming that Israel is an 'Apartheid' state and that it is illegal.
But for the unbiased observer, who doesn't have a problem with the existence of Judaism, the reality of what is happening is slightly difficult to grasp. For example, the Israelis were blamed and critisized for 'Operation Pillar of Defence' in 2012, on the basis that only 2 Israeli soldiers died where as more than 60 Palestinian ...
... we connected and it was back in DC in 2009 when Mike and Xenia met me for one of my work trips there (how fun was that trip?!).
I went back to the hotel to work for a few hours after that but, recognizing that it was a) Sunday and b) my one and only chance to visit a beach on this trip I took a break around 4:00 and took a walk on the beach and even sat and relaxed a bit before heading back to pack.
Once it cooled off a little I ventured out for my ...
... Abs shifty look - we looked with pity at the que of beleaguered Que 2ers who knew what was going to happen as one happless German tourist, after a seemingly very invasive check,(not in a good way even by a German blokes standards) painstakingly rewrapped all his little trinkets and packed them back in his bag. All while wearing an expression of mixed disbelief and fear. After 1.5 hours in the security que we were finally through..... we ...
... in souks or down alley ways.
Last night's dinner was in Compass Rose with new friends, Rebecca and Rick. We had a grand time talking about everything. Rick was a pilot in the Air Force when Rich was in, but he was stationed out of Guam and flew missions from there. Rebecca was an airline hostess and loved her time in the air. They live in Texas and I love their accent!
Tomorrow we will be in Cyprus.
Until next time...
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