Here's the countryside travelling to Haifa. Very beautiful and much more agriculture than I'd expected.
The weather is hot, but this close to the Mediterranian Sea provides a nice breeze.
We passed several broken-down aquaducts that look like they were Roman on the way.
Here's a nice shot of Haifa's port from on top of Mt Carmel.
The first evening was beautiful out and I really needed to stretch my legs after 26 hours of sitting, so I headed downhill.
The city has numerous alleys and stairways cutting through the one-way streets that switchback along the hillside.
This image looks like many from any of the world's big cities - just like ones in Shanghai, the Phillipines, or even Chicago (in the summer).
Alot of wildlife in Haifa - ferril cats everywhere. I guess I can't call them ferril, as it seems they are all well-fed by piles of food on the corners.
They act half-wild, though.
I ran across several nice parks for sitting and enjoying the sunset.
The warm air and cool breeze was just what I needed.
I never did make it to the water... nor did I hike back up. A quick taxi ride took me to a real bed for a nap.
Jetlag never allows for full sleep - just a series of naps and yawns.