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.

05/31/2011 09:01:52
Breakfast
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Breakfast
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Breakfast
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Breakfast
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Koi pond
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Post Office
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Post Office
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Hotel room
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U.S. Embassy
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Cab ride
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Eretz Israel Museum: Wine press
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Wine press
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Wine press
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Wine press
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Bird Mosaic
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Coin collection
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Tyrian shekels
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Primitive money
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Roman coins
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Roman coins
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British mandate coins
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Breezeway
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Postal boxes
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Postal museum
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Jerusalem train station
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Postal museum
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A Land and its Dolls
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A Land and its Dolls
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Ronald Storrs
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1920s town plan
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Rocks
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Glass
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Mosaics
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Roads and rails
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Cellphone tower disguised as very tall palm tree
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Train historical sign
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Passenger coach theatre seats
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Box car weight plaque
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Box car
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Rail and iron ties
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Service car
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Diesel shunting locomotive
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Passenger coach driver position
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Passenger coach seats
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Passenger coach driver controls
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Brake pedal?
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Restored scroll case
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Restored scroll case
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Tel Aviv Towers
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Archeological site
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Archeological site
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Archeological site
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U.S. Embassy
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Urban renewal
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Carmel Market
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Hayam Hasini - Chinese restaurant
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Menu
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Menu
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Restaurant
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Dinner
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Chinese restaurant
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Chinese restaurant
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Pugeot
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Woodpecker
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Cats
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