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Haifi - Picturesque Beauty

Half an hour north of Caesaeria is the Port city of Haifa. The city is built on three level and David took us the back way climbing to the top of Mount Carmel. I remember this well. Forty-five years ago my ex-sister-law got married here on Kibbutz Bet Oren.

Once you start to descend down the western side of Mount Carmel you come to the upper level of the the city where the University of Haifa is located. From here and down to the middle level, the winding road provides stunning views of the city and port below.


Bahai Gardens

On the middle level of the city lies the Bahai Gardens. Haifa is the world centre for the Bahai religion which is an offshoot of Islam. Because of this the religion has been persecuted especially in Iran from which many of its members have fled since the 1979 Iranian revolution. The religion peace and love, and respects all religions. I suppose Bahias are in good company here living amongst Jews. As you can see from the photos, the gardens are beautiful.





Our accommodation for the night was at a hotel/health spa just a few kilometres from the Golan Heights close to the Syrian border and nearby Mount Hermon where one can ski, It’s a very unusual existence here; a health spa with bomb shelters,


Posted by PassionRetirees 15:48 Archived in Israel

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