23.09.2008 35 °C
The breakfast we had in the cabin was outstanding. It doesn't get much better than having breakfast delivered to our cabin with such a variety of foods including salads, cheeses, granola, yogourt, an omlette and pastries. We are really going to miss this when we come back home. Maybe we need to rethink our breakfasts at home.
Today we went to Acco (Acre) another city that is many thousands of years old with a history of being conquered and reconquered many times.
A new city has grown around the old city. Although most of the Arab live in the old city and the Jews in the new area, there is a real harmony between the two groups.
Even the local cats enjoy the market!
There are specific historic places – a large citadel, a Templar tunnel under the city, Turkish baths, a working synagogue and mosque.
The citadel is a large structure built over many years by the rulers of the time. Some of the rulers would even go as far as filling in the rooms of the previous inhabitants, to provide a base for the new structures they wanted to build. It must have been fascinating for the archeologists to uncoverer the layers of buildings!
To see more about Acco look here: