Haifa lies on the Mediterranean coast an hour drive north of Tel Aviv.
It is the biggest city in Northern Israel and Israels third largest city with around 270.000 inhabitants.
When I arrived end of march, the temperatures where around 19°C and very enjoyable compared to what I came from.
The views were not bright and the day after I was informed that a sand storm had been around which obviously influenced the clarity in the air. The next days the view was much brighter and this is a picture taken from the area of "German Colony", very close to the Bahia gardens", looking towards the port of Haifa.
When driving further north you will arrive at Rosh Haniqra at the upper northern point of Israel. This is a view over the mediterranean sea whith a beautiful display of different shades of blue. Rosh Haniqra is situated at the Israel - Lebanon border. The white chalk cliffs offer a panoramic view of Haifa Bay, the hills of the Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea.
Just a sample of how colourfull spices can be displayed. And not only spices. i saw bright pink cauliflower, all kinds of sweeties, deserts for all mankind taste, fresh and very tasty strawberries, nuts and figues and dades and o, so much more.
Akko has an extensive history. It origins from the Canaanite times but the way it is now is mostly the form set by Arabs and the crusaders. What you will find here is largely an 18th century Turkish town built on the site of the old. Enjoy a stroll through the harbor and the old city. It is a lovely city and if you ever stop by there is a very famous place with delicious humus and only humus called: Humous Said. It is even said to be Israels best houmous restaurant.