Traveled up to Haifa which is such a beautiful city. It is much less dirty and crowded than Tel Aviv and around the gardens there are beautiful homes! As you get closer to the port it seems to get a little grungier but overall a very beautiful city, I hope to be able to go back and spend more time there in the future!
Haifa is known by tourists for its Baha'i gardens which are sacred to those of the religion and hold a shrine within them. Unfortunately, I couldnt get into the whole garden because I missed the tour but I was able to see the top and bottom of the gardens--and got quite a workout walking down to the bottom part (took a bus back to the top!)
I also had a delicious nutella crepe that made me feel like I was back in Europe (they were everywhere in europe, havent seen them much at all here)!
Just spent the day in Haifa and returned to Tel Aviv at night. Took the train which was great and very easy, though I definitely had to ask multiple people to confirm I was getting on the correct train since everything is in hebrew...luckily there are plenty of english speakers in Israel :)