Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv

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Our flight back to the U.S. didn't leave until 11:20pm, so we got an extra bonus day in Tel Aviv. Most of it was dedicated to the Eretz Israel Museum, which, unlike the Diaspora Museum, actually had alot of original artifacts. On returning to the hotel, I convinced my mom to join me for a walk through the Carmel Market and to some fabric stores. However, she's not much for third-worldish crowds and wasn't much impressed.

We concluded our evening with a dinner at a Chinese restaurant around the corner from our hotel - finally satisfying my curiosity about what Chinese food would be like in Israel. It actually wasn't much different from what we have in the states. A brief final sunset walk on the beach and it was time to leave for the airport.

Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Breakfast
05/31/2011 09:01:52
Breakfast
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Breakfast
05/31/2011 09:01:56
Breakfast
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Breakfast
05/31/2011 09:02:08
Breakfast
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Breakfast
05/31/2011 09:02:20
Breakfast
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Koi pond
05/31/2011 09:49:02
Koi pond
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Post Office
05/31/2011 10:01:44
Post Office
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Post Office
05/31/2011 10:01:50
Post Office
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Hotel room
05/31/2011 10:10:36
Hotel room
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - U.S. Embassy
05/31/2011 10:24:38
U.S. Embassy
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Cab ride
05/31/2011 10:25:46
Cab ride
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Eretz Israel Museum: Wine press
05/31/2011 10:44:12
Eretz Israel Museum: Wine press
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Wine press
05/31/2011 10:44:24
Wine press
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Wine press
05/31/2011 10:44:28
Wine press
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Wine press
05/31/2011 10:44:42
Wine press
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Bird Mosaic
05/31/2011 10:45:32
Bird Mosaic
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Coin collection
05/31/2011 11:36:06
Coin collection
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Tyrian shekels
05/31/2011 10:51:44
Tyrian shekels
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Primitive money
05/31/2011 10:52:48
Primitive money
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Roman coins
05/31/2011 11:22:42
Roman coins
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Roman coins
05/31/2011 11:23:14
Roman coins
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - British mandate coins
05/31/2011 11:31:46
British mandate coins
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Breezeway
05/31/2011 11:36:18
Breezeway
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Postal boxes
05/31/2011 11:36:52
Postal boxes
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Postal museum
05/31/2011 11:37:12
Postal museum
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Jerusalem train station
05/31/2011 11:43:18
Jerusalem train station
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Postal museum
05/31/2011 11:44:50
Postal museum
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - A Land and its Dolls
05/31/2011 12:01:50
A Land and its Dolls
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - A Land and its Dolls
05/31/2011 12:07:32
A Land and its Dolls
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Ronald Storrs
05/31/2011 12:39:12
Ronald Storrs
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - 1920s town plan
05/31/2011 12:45:04
1920s town plan
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Rocks
05/31/2011 13:05:50
Rocks
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Glass
05/31/2011 14:05:58
Glass
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Mosaics
05/31/2011 14:13:20
Mosaics
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Roads and rails
05/31/2011 14:22:06
Roads and rails
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Cellphone tower disguised as very tall palm tree
05/31/2011 14:22:22
Cellphone tower disguised as very tall palm tree
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Train historical sign
05/31/2011 14:22:52
Train historical sign
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Passenger coach theatre seats
05/31/2011 14:23:42
Passenger coach theatre seats
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Box car weight plaque
05/31/2011 14:24:30
Box car weight plaque
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Box car
05/31/2011 14:24:58
Box car
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Rail and iron ties
05/31/2011 14:25:24
Rail and iron ties
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Service car
05/31/2011 14:25:46
Service car
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Diesel shunting locomotive
05/31/2011 14:26:14
Diesel shunting locomotive
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Passenger coach driver position
05/31/2011 14:27:12
Passenger coach driver position
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Passenger coach seats
05/31/2011 14:28:28
Passenger coach seats
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Passenger coach driver controls
05/31/2011 14:28:50
Passenger coach driver controls
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Brake pedal?
05/31/2011 14:29:00
Brake pedal?
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Restored scroll case
05/31/2011 14:53:14
Restored scroll case
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Restored scroll case
05/31/2011 14:53:30
Restored scroll case
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv Towers
05/31/2011 15:05:04
Tel Aviv Towers
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Archeological site
05/31/2011 15:05:22
Archeological site
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Archeological site
05/31/2011 15:06:26
Archeological site
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Archeological site
05/31/2011 15:07:22
Archeological site
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - U.S. Embassy
05/31/2011 15:49:26
U.S. Embassy
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Urban renewal
05/31/2011 15:57:32
Urban renewal
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Carmel Market
05/31/2011 16:03:28
Carmel Market
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Hayam Hasini - Chinese restaurant
05/31/2011 16:36:42
Hayam Hasini - Chinese restaurant
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Menu
05/31/2011 16:38:50
Menu
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Menu
05/31/2011 16:39:14
Menu
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Restaurant
05/31/2011 16:43:42
Restaurant
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Dinner
05/31/2011 16:52:40
Dinner
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Chinese restaurant
05/31/2011 18:24:22
Chinese restaurant
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Chinese restaurant
05/31/2011 18:21:28
Chinese restaurant
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Pugeot
05/31/2011 17:29:10
Pugeot
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Woodpecker
05/31/2011 17:33:16
Woodpecker
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - Cats
05/31/2011 18:05:32
Cats
Day 9: Departure Day in Tel Aviv - More cats
05/31/2011 18:17:00
More cats

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