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Travels to Israel

03 Feb

Every Wednesday for the month of February, I’m going to bring you a travel story of a trip to Israel that my aunt went on during the Christmas holidays.  This was indeed a once in a lifetime kind of trip full of great scenery, history and wonderful food and people.  I’ve looked over my aunt’s pictures and I can tell you in one word a description of them – AMAZING!  I hope you enjoy us every week this month so that we may all relive her travels.


A trip to Israel?  Seriously?  Do I have to scream YES?!  Plans to be made – passports to be ordered.  What do I pack?  What will the food be like?  The people?  Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself.  First things first, travel arrangements.  Everything was planned months in advance.

Then the big day came – WOW!  I’m so excited.  I rushed around the house doing final packing and out the door to the airport I was.  I was happily counting down the hours until touch down in the old country.  I get to the airport for the first part of my trip which is to fly in to Detroit for my connecting flight to Paris.  However, this is where I met my first obstacle.  My flight to Detroit was delayed due to damage the plane took on while in flight.  Bummer.  But safety first, right?  So they put us up in a hotel overnight with food vouchers.  Who can say no to that, right?  It was part of our adventure.

The next day, we did it all over again and was able to get on the plane for Detroit.  This flight took us a little over an hour.  Once in Detroit, we then boarded our connecting flight to Paris – the land of love.  This time we would be in the sky for almost 8 hours.  And who says that airplane food is bad – especially served with free wine 🙂 

Airplane food – pastas, lentil salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally we touched down in Paris where we would have a six hour layover.  Paris has lots of emphasis on style, perfume, alcohol shops and lots of smoking areas – thank goodness. Since our layover was only six hours, we decided to check out the airport and what it had to offer.  Chocolates for one thing – yum!  The Paris Airport has a Fauchon shop which is known for their macarons.  Also at the airport, the have cheese and wine – who would have thought that huh?  It just makes you want to pull up and nibble on some for a while.

Below is a picture of the ‘smoking rooms’ at the Paris Airport.  Crowded huh?  Also below is a picture of a coffee shop.  Coffee in Paris is different than in the States, not only by taste but size.  In Paris, the largest cup size that is offered is smaller than a Starbucks tall.  What a difference!

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Finally, it was time to board the plane for our final connecting flight to Tel Aviv which would take us over 5 hours.  Again, with free wine and great food – we were set for the destination of our travels.  Please join us next Wednesday for more in my travels to Israel.

 

 

 

 

 
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21 responses to “Travels to Israel

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/03/2016 at 9:18 am

    Oh that’s interesting!!! my mom was there in the early 90’s… but that times smokers could run free and were not locked in a cell :o)

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 9:29 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. My Aunt couldn’t believe how small the smoking rooms were and how full they were. It was something that she just had to take a picture of to remember. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • easyweimaraner

        02/03/2016 at 9:31 am

        the most frenchies are still smokers, you wouldn’t believe how it looks in front of train stations :o)

         
      • Piglove

        02/03/2016 at 9:40 am

        Oh snorts! That would definitely be something to see brother. I love it! XOXO – Bacon

         
  2. Jovina Coughlin

    02/03/2016 at 9:19 am

    Looking forward to it.

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 9:30 am

      Just wait as the trip goes on – such beautiful pictures. It was definitely a once in a lifetime trip. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. lapaylor

    02/03/2016 at 9:27 am

    what a dream trip! This will be fun to watch through your eyes
    LeeAnna

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 9:30 am

      Thanks my friend. The pictures are absolutely beautiful! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. dorysbackyard

    02/03/2016 at 11:03 am

    What a wonderful trip so far, we can’t wait to hear more next week!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 12:10 pm

      aaww thanks my friends. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime. And the pictures are just gorgeous! In some ways, they just don’t do justice to the beauty of the land. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Tails Around the Ranch

    02/03/2016 at 3:41 pm

    Anyplace that has chocolate available ranks high on my list! Glad your aunt enjoyed her time in Paris! Looking forward to the next installment. ღ

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend. I’m with you on chocolate. My mom loves any kind in any shape. And just wait until you see the beautiful pictures to come – WOW! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. lexitheschnauzer

    02/03/2016 at 3:51 pm

    Miniature airline bottles of wine? Mom said book her a flight! Except not to Israel. She wants to stay away from that area (she’s a scaredy cat).

     
    • Piglove

      02/03/2016 at 4:08 pm

      I agree with your mom. I wouldn’t want my mom to go either. But what an adventure this trip was with my Aunt! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. The Canadian Cats

    02/03/2016 at 8:16 pm

    You got me hooked my friend. This story is fascinating. Your aunt had quite the adventure.

    Jean

     
    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 10:13 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. She had a fantastic time out of this world! Just wait until you see next week’s edition – OMP! XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. gentlestitches

    02/04/2016 at 1:47 am

    I L ❤ VE real travel trips. Shalom!

     

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