Winter arrives in Tel Aviv

2 Jan

New Year’s Eve was a very quiet affair for us. The morning was a gray one. It was the first time we’d seen a cloudy sky. We spent the morning at the online cafe as the clouds turned a dull gray. I went grocery shopping at the Mini Mega store situated in the same square as the cafe, picked up copies of The Jerusalem Post and The International Herald Tribune, then we both began the 15-minute walk home. A light rain began to fall, not even enough rain to warrant opening an umbrella or put my hood up.

Spent a lazy afternoon reading the papers (the Friday edition here is like the Sunday edition back home) while the sky alternated from bright sun to gray clouds. During one of the bright sunny bursts we took another walk to the mall near us with a larger grocery store. A few minutes before our return the skies opened and rain poured down. It rained heavily that night and off and on all through New Year’s Day. The temperature had fallen about 10 degrees to the low 60s F.

We’d been told that winter here is the rainy season. I think I’ll be able to weather this winter rather well.

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2 Responses to “Winter arrives in Tel Aviv”

  1. Domenica January 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    the Mini Mega store? Love the name!

    • Lenora Genovese January 4, 2011 at 9:06 am #

      Domenica, I must take credit for that one, sort of. Mega is the name of a grocery chain here. They have a large store at a nearby mall. Near the internet cafe is a very small branch which I call the Mini Mega. And I do mean *mini*. It is nearly impossible to navigate the narrow aisles.

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