I'm in Tel Aviv! I'm staying for the first time at the Herod's Tel Aviv, founded by King Herod. Not really. It was a Leonardo Plaza Hotel, before that a Sheraton. But the key is nice staff, a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea from the lobby, and a very nice balcony with a sea view that has my name with coffee written all over it tomorrow morning. I like the place a lot already, and the staff is VERY friendly and helpful.
For now, I am getting settled and will shortly walk down the Herbert Samuel Promenade that goes along the seashore to get some sunlight to reset the body clock, as well as some dinner shortly.
How happy I am to be standing in Israel again!
Finally, a word about this trip report. In it, I will be sharing my experiences in a blogging kind of way. I hope I offer reports on sites, restaurants, hotels, and other places that might be of interest for or help to future visitors. But I will also be sharing my impressions and some of my feelings, because that is an inextricable part of the experience for me. If you don't like that kind of report or disagree with me, you are of course free to move on and not read the reports. But you have been advised what to expect, so you can choose accordingly.
I am a very blessed sand happy man this afternoon!
In Tel Avivs