One nice thing about the holiday is that its focus on time outdoors translates into a lot of festivals and street fairs here in Haifa. I walked from the university into the center of town (about a 1.5-2 hour walk) with a handful of friends to get froyo. We ended up passing a film festival and stopping by after eating mounds of yogurt, fruit, and chocolate. Not only did we see crowds of people all around, but an outdoor craft market was also set up, and we spent our time walking around the stands, checking out the art, and playing some really cool handmade instruments. Another night when we passed by, on a mission once again for froyo goodness, we saw a Charlie Chaplin film playing on the side of one of the buildings, just one of the many free showings that week.
|Ivri Lider in Haifa!|
Another night, I headed to a different part of town somewhat close to campus, and there was a music festival going on with a big stage, flashing lights, and loud speakers. I got there with some friends just in time to hear Ivri Lider sing a song. He is one of Israel's biggest pop stars, and certainly my favorite, and he is the face of gay rights activism in the country. I was so happy to see him perform; that was definitely a goal of mine before leaving Israel.
|Brown is always with me,|
even in Haifa!