Flying into Tel Aviv is so beautiful - blue & green everywhere. I'm told the bright colors will soon be gone and the heat and humidity of the summer will take over. But for now, it is lush and gorgeous and I'm loving the sunshine. We ate at Hahultziym 3 in the Florentine neighborhood and I am dreaming of the next time I can eat there for hunks of parmigiano-reggiano, bruschetta, and challah bread stuffed with crumbled pork. I'd go back this week but the chef/owner is closing up and going on vacation to Italy. Aside from my lost baggage, which has since been returned to me, I love Israel already.