Good morning. I wandered around by the beach until after 11 pm last night. Completely safe. Giant hamburger and fries for dinner. Wasn’t back. A lot of people smoke here in Israel. I’ve attached a landscape photo of the beach just before sunset. It’s really pretty.
Took an ambien and slept like a baby. Got up at 7am and walked down to the beach to get a smoothie for breakfast and to take a long walk. I’ve added a photo of a building that looks completely thrown together with spare parts. It’s across the street from the beach.
I shot a early morning photo of the city from my hotel room. The buildings in the foreground give you a feel for how old they are. Most are deteriorating badly.
I walked a few miles along the beach today to shake off the inactivity of the fifteen hours of being in the air. Snapped a photo of myself with the beach in the background. I’m flying to Elat this afternoon, and tomorrow I cross into Jordan and head for Petra. More to come later. GO KINGS GO!