Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Things I Like/Dislike About Jerusalem

This particular posting will grow and change.

Likes:

  1. THE WEATHER!
  2. Living within walking distance of the Old City.
  3. Tight clothes.
  4. Plants and flowers.
  5. The yummy fruits and vegetables. They're not the waxed, chemicaled (nice new word, no?), beautiful fruits we have in the US. But they TASTE a whole lot better!
  6. Did I mention the weather?
  7. Cell phones.
  8. The NEW Airport...especially the commercials for it. They're funny!
  9. There are a million cafes here...all good. Found a great on on Agrippas St. today.
  10. Hard water-it makes my hair do cool things!
  11. Cheap internet and phone service!
  12. Parks!
  13. Great radio stations!

Dislikes:

  1. Smelly buses. The exhaust. Not the passengers.
  2. Air pollution.
  3. Traffic.
  4. Drivers that act like they're not going to stop for you in the crosswalk until they are right up on you.
  5. Dog poop on the sidewalk. At night you just try to avoid the dark spots on the sidewalk.
  6. Those metal strips that puncture car tires if you drive over them the wrong way. A lot of places in Israel have them.
  7. Cell phones. People here will actually stop mid-sentence in a conversation with you to answer their phone. Voice mail, ummm, hello!
  8. Hard water-leaves spots on dishes and builds mineral deposits in the shower and water kettle.
  9. LOUD car horns. (There are many problems for me with vehicles in Jerusalem. Park and WALK!)
  10. Not many birds, or other wildlife...a city problem.

2 Comments:

At 11/09/2004 8:47 AM, Blogger rachou said...

and in conclusion : do you like jerusalem, do the positive aspects go past to the negative ones???
it semms thaht yes!!!
go luck for the ulpan!!!
and, follow to write this blog, it's interresting to follow the realisation of a ulpan days by days, for a jewish of diaspora!!
chalom

 
At 11/09/2004 5:24 PM, Blogger John said...

YES! Come to Jerusalem! There is no place like it! The wonderful things definitely outweigh the negatives.

I am from a rural town in NC and many of the differences that I note are just a part of city life anywhere, but are new for me.

 

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