Tel Aviv, Isreal
6.60 sheckles for the #10 bus, I ride along the coast line and into city.
Bus diver made change for me, from the kind of change maker a nice cream man has, No uniform; women and men sit together.
Through the narrow streets he drives, white lines mean nothing, and he speeds up to slow down for the next rider. He even makes change, shouts at the elderly riders and reads while he drives.
A man ask me, Ruski? I think he was asking me if I am Russian.
Everyone on the bus was friendly w each other. We passed gas stations, shops, construction sites, markets and manicured round-a-bouts.
Bus tour w a headset.. Old town Jaffa, past museums, high rises, Ben-Guirion house, Rabin Square, Azrieli center and to the famous diamond exchange and museum. I met two wonderful ladies this day, Aisha and ….. We spent the day walking thru an open air market perusing fresh fruit, spices and cafés to clothes, jewelry and books to crafts and projects. As the sun set, we headed our separate ways. Chance brought us together, and social networking will keep us in touch.
Early morning walk with my new friends, Mohammed and Aisha, thru old Jaffa (Yafo) seeing the history of three religions: Christian, Jewish and Muslim.
As we walked down the narrow streets, slipping into the church and mosque, I prayed for peace in our world, tolerance and acceptance of all peoples and joy to all mankind. The shop, gallery, antiques and jewelry owners greeted us with smiles.
From poolside, I enjoy the wind in my hair and the sun in my face.
Cheers to another day in this lovely place.