9.12.10

Sleepless in Tel-Aviv

What they say about tlv is true...everything is open all the time. I met some INSEAD classmates who showed me how the locals do things. With a belly full of sabich (egg, potato salad, grilled aubergine, houmous and mango sauce stuffed into a fluffy pitta) we went to various bars and clubs around the city until around 4am. We ended up in a club called Radio which had a mixed crowd of yuppies, students and army kids. A nice swim in the sea at 7am and a walk to Jaffa to eat Shakshuka (eggs and tomatoes and veg stewed in a pan, served with fresh bread and a leaf salad) helped clear any sleepiness by lunchtime today.

While in Ramallah I was taken to see a monument dedicated to Yasser Arafat. I am now being taken by a newly made friend to see the Yitzhak Rabin memorial in Tel-Aviv. I have really enjoyed hearing the dreams of people on both sides of the conflict and their hopes for peace for future generations.

Back to London tomorrow to start the preparations for the move to Singapore. If only I could find a way to be on holiday all the time...
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