Life in Haifa
When I walk out of my apartment and turn right, I go to the main shopping street in my neighbourhood or to the train station to visit my daughter in the center of the country, for example.
When I turn left, I go to the beach. In under 5 minutes, I am on the beach, and some days, I may be greeted by a vision such as this: sailboats practising catching the wind in their sails or windsurfers on their surfboards equipped with a rotating sail. It is great for one's mental health to walk along the beach, listening to the waves against the rocks, with the huge blue Mediterranean and the clear skies calming your eyes, your heartbeat and breathing. The salt air can ease the symptoms of respiratory distress caused by any number of conditions and illnesses.
There are a few small coffee shops and an ice-cream parlour where you can sit and look out at the waters and at people walking, running, and biking on the wide pedestrian walkway that stretches south for several kilometers, through a park with archeological ruins, finally leading to a group of restaurants where you can be served on the beach sands or inside the air-conditions restaurant according to your own preference.
Needless to say, I love Haifa.
Image Credit » This is my own photo taken one day while walking on the beach near my home.