If day 5 had us wandering around with a billion other tourists,
day 6 had us in a spot only known to the locals.
The Middle East is known for it’s beautiful and wonderful spices.
Curry, turmeric, cinnamon, chili, and many others.
Our guide, Nir, who happens to be one of the coolest people on the planet,
took us to a shop in the old town of Nazareth that was built by the Ottoman Turks
and has been a spice shop for over 100 years. Never have I seen or smelled
things like this. It was an immediate intoxication of my senses.
We ate hummus and falafel balls at a tiny little hole in the wall,
arguably the best hummus I’ve ever tasted. If that’s not enough we got Coke in a bottle.
For those that have traveled abroad and had Coke from a glass bottle, you know what I’m talking about.
Bottom line, here’s to Nir my new best friend.
Off the beaten path is where you find the jewels worth looking at friends!