For my first five months here in Israel I had the pleasure of living less than a fifteen minute walk from the old city of Jaffa. My brother and I would normally venture there on the weekends. Especially when we were hungry (on Shabbat mostly everything, restaurants and grocery stores included, is closed), the old city would save us with some delicious falafel or hummus. In Aaron’s case, both. 🙂
Besides the food Jaffa is absolutely a treat to walk around! It has so much history and so much life. Walking through its narrow stone-covered passageways I always felt transported back in time (wayyy back in time).
From this spot Andromeda’s rock can be seen. It is said that a sea monster once patrolled the waters and sunk ships. Andromeda was once chained to the rock, only to be saved by Perseus before the wicked monster could reach her. They were then married. I wonder if they took their wedding pictures right there in the old city. It is a very popular thing to do. On most visits there are sure to be at least a few brides around somewhere. 😉
Jaffa is one of my favorite places in Tel Aviv, I go back just to visit and walk around whenever I get the chance.