Haifa, Israel

Haifa. Photo: eutrophication&hypoxia


The Mediterranean city of Haifa is nowhere near so well known as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, but is a chilled and beautiful city that is arguably the most tolerant in the whole of the Middle East. The seat of the Baha'i faith - along with the golden-domed shrine to its prophet, Bab - is situated here on Mount Carmel, and the surrounding gardens are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are miles of sandy beaches, trendy shopping and restaurants, museums such as the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, and a lively arts scene.


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