It was a pretty low key day. We met one of the festival organizers for lunch in the New City at a kosher restaurant called Rimon (pronounce Ramone...as in Joey. lol!). The restaurant had two sides: one milk and one meat! We sat on the milk side. I needed a coffee. I ordered Sole with Mushrooms, Fries and a Salad. It was good!
After lunch we grabbed a cab to Tel Aviv and bid Jerusalem good-bye.
In Tel Aviv we stayed at a hip art gallery/hotel in a cool residential area. The staff were all very smart, fun, cool people my age!
The lobby of the hotel
The rest of the lobby
The hotel had happy hour from 5-6 pm and they had free champagne and kosher cookies! So of course we went down for a drink! :)
Where we sat and had champagne
One of the girls: Renana and I really hit it off. I gave her my email address and blog address. I really hope she writes me. She's into vintage and history and art. She dances the Charleston and was teaching me some Lindy Hop steps in the lobby! lol!
I could live Tel Aviv. And I was only there for 12 hours! lol! I've already got friends! :)
Graham's room where I crashed for 5 hours!
I slept on a cot in here
I really wish I could have spent more time there. Tel Aviv was AMAZING! We had the most delicious meal at a cafe around the corner. Western food, not kosher.
I had seafood linguine and a glass of red wine for dinner.
For desert I had a pear and almond cream tart with chantily cream and a cappuccino. And the waiter brought us each a glass of free port! Very good with desert!
I was pretty tired at the end of the day, I was feeling emotional about leaving after having such a great evening. But I was also a bit homesick and eager to get on the plane to start heading home. There were dogs EVERYWHERE, all kind,s and it made me miss Dave.
The next morning I got up at 4:30am and left for the airport at 5:10am to start the trek home.
This is the Airbus 380 I took from Paris to Montreal
It was such an amazing trip! I saw and did things that I will never forget! If I had the chance I would go back.