Israel,Tel Aviv, Joppa and onwards we go

Beachside Tel Aviv

Beachside Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv boardwalk area, nice spot for a drink and take in the action

The Tel Aviv boardwalk area, nice spot for a drink and take in the action

Well,  Allthego and Leanne have arrived , with all  the others,  in Tel Aviv following a relatively calm flight from Oz via Bangkok and then Amman in Jordan. There are 30 all up in the party and no one has got lost at this stage. There are quite a few tired souls settling into the Metropolitan Hotel a block or so back from the Mediteranian and not far from Joppa (or Jaffa as it is known today) where Jonah set sail all those years ago. Have been keeping an eye out for whales or other big fish whilst walking along the beach. Did not see any. Although as you see from the picture they are around these parts………..

Simon the Tanner's digs

Simon the Tanner’s digs


That Whale!

That Whale!

Spent the afternoon down in Joppa checking out the sights and the sites. The main one we took in was the ‘House of Simon the Tanner’,  this is the guy Peter stayed with when he got his insight into the possibility for the  conversion of not only Jews but also the Gentiles to Christianity. This is one of those standout points in the development of Christianity. Anyway it seems the house we saw  was not around at the time and it is more of a tradition that this is the ‘ place’  where  Peter  stayed. If not right on this spot then around this area………….

Back to the Hotel for dinner and an early night ahead of leaving to go up to Gallilee tomorrow…..


About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on April 3, 2013, in Israel & Turkey 2013. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So glad you arrived safe and sound, we are looking forward to your adventure. Keep well.

  2. Looks like everyone is enjoying the trip so far, I have enjoyed reading about it here and on FB

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: