We were living near Tel Aviv, so got up there a few times and it still reminded me of what Miami Beach must be like (Miami is one of the places I've not yet been).
|Tel Aviv beach|
|Sunset in Tel Aviv|
|Pretty girl on cool electric skateboard|
We also had some time off and the chance to go to Jerusalem. The last trip was "Dave's Hardship Holy Land Tour, where I and 3 friends took a cab from the tip of the Sinai peninsula where we lived, got out at the border, crossed on foot, and rented a car to drive up to Jerusalem. We used it as a base to wander around through the West Bank (throwing a Kiffeyah on the dash to keep from getting kidnapped), into Galilee, and up into the Golan Heights.
Jerusalem, at least the old part, hadn't changed visibly to my memory. It is still an amazing place, full of photo ops, and history. I tried to recreate some of the photos I'd done years ago when I just put my Canon 1000NF on the Green Box and mushed the shutter button.
|Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations|
|Looking toward the wall separating Israel from the West Bank|
|Really old grafitti|
|Lamps inside Church of the Holy Sepulcher|
|Tower of King David|
|Mount of the Beatitudes|
|Overlooking the Sea of Galilee|
|Part of the Synagogue in Capernum|
|Windsurfing on the Sea of Galilee|
|Flowerbox at the Jordan River|