I’ve been wanting to see Egypt for as long as I remember, but never had a strong desire to explore Israel. Since I decided to go Jordan and Egypt and Jordan anyway, it’s logical to tag Israel along. This might be a once in a life time opportunity to see this part of the world. You know, Australia is so far far away from everywhere in the world.

My first day day trip started from Haifa which was different from my tour itinerary but somehow things got mixed up. It’s another story and all part of travelling adventure. By the end of the day, I was glad the tour started Haifa because it showed me how stunning Israel is!

I’ve seen the pictures of Bahai Garden on the internet before so I know it’s beautiful. On the other hand, places can look a lot better in photos than reality so I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Oh my. How pessimistic I was – the view to Bahai Garden in Haifa is simply breathtaking! I took numerous photos of the garden but wasn’t sure photos did its justice.:) From top down or bottom up, the garden is just picture perfect from different angles. Look at the amazing colour of sea water – true turquoise blue! I fell in love with the view immediately.

Israel is also a super technology advanced country. The tour bus was well equipped with USB cable charger, free Wifi. Those popular apps like Whatsup and Waze are all developed by Israel. As you can see, there are a lot of office buildings located here in Haifa. The bus windows were nice and clean so I snapped a few city shots of Haifa while we were driving away.

Bahai World Center – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

View from the upper terraces on Mount Carmel

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Can’t wait to share all the other amazing places in Israel!