The city of Haifa, spread out on the slopes of Mount Carmel, is very interestingly arranged – in several tiers. The lower city by the sea and the port, by the way, the largest port in Israel are business and office areas. Along the sea, modern buildings of glass and concrete glisten in the sun, adjacent to real slums. Old, shabby, abandoned houses with empty dark eye sockets of windows very close by. This area does not look so because of mismanagement. It arose at the very beginning of the 20th century, even under the Turks. Muslim Arabs lived here, who left their homes after the 1948 War of Independence. In Israel, there is a law under which owners of abandoned property have the right to return it to themselves no later than 50 years later. Of course, none of the former residents is going to return, and does not have such an opportunity. Continue reading
After an endless stream of historical information (and what to do, such a country!), A change of impressions was simply necessary for us. Which is what happened. Just 20 km from Acre, on the border with Lebanon, there are absolutely stunning beauty of Rosh Hanikra grottoes. These are caves created by the sea for millions of years. The world of azure water, rocks and stones. Down tourists descend by funicular.
And then – a walk-contemplation along the path laid in the rocks along the coast. Look at these photos. Do not believe that this could be in the Holy Land? And yet, this is also Israel. Continue reading