Rhine River Cruise and Israel-Day 18

We have two days in Tel Aviv before we fly home.  We started our day today with a lovely walk along the promenade across the street from our hotel and a couple of hours by the pool.

This afternoon we took a city tour which provided a walking tour of Old Jaffa and an overview of the city of Tel Aviv.  It was sponsored by the diamond exchange so we had a tour of the diamond market and they tried to sell us diamonds.  We knew that going in and actually had a good guide and the tour was informative, so it was o.k.  Click on a photo to make it larger.

From Jaffa we were driven around the city and ended up at the diamond market where we had a tour and learned how diamonds are mined,  cut and graded.

We left the diamond market and taxied to Sarona Market which was very upscale and fun to visit.  I was a little nervous about visiting this spot because there was a terrorist shooting there in June, but was very glad that we went because I do not want extremists to “win” by causing people to avoid going about their daily lives.  There was tight security entering the market.

We returned to the hotel and met back up with Ellen and Neal.  We went back to the same restaurant as last night and then had to say good-bye as they fly out early tomorrow morning, a day ahead of us.
We have had a ball traveling together for almost three weeks and began planning our next trip today.

Sculpture in the Intercontinental Hotel

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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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