Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 15

Jul 07, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Sunny Holtzman.

Dear Sunny,

How lucky I am to have such a dear, old friend here in Tel Aviv! I loved that my room at The Royal Beach Hotel overlooks both the city and the Mediterranean, and actually has a small terrace where we sat for hours, catching up on so much that has happened since you last visited Canada.

And the Arab restaurant you took me to in Jaffa? The best falafel I’ve ever had, and the Israeli beer was fine!

Tel Aviv is known for its summer heat and humidity, so what a pleasant surprise to have that lovely breeze during our postprandial stroll along the beach when we headed back to the hotel. I kicked myself for neglecting to bring my camera — unusual for me when traveling — but it was still great to see so many people enjoying the evening: walking, jogging, bicycling…Continue reading on everythingzoomer.com… 

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