Off the Beaten Track: Jezreel Royal Gardens

29.07.2011                      27.Tammus, 5771

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Off the Beaten Track: Jezreel Royal Gardens

A new column: Travel expert Joe Yudin introduces "the road less travelled" as well as some new discoveries at more well-known sites.

The drive north along Route 2 from Tel Aviv is an interesting one. When you get past Herzeliya and Netanya on the Coastal Highway there are spurts along the coast with pristine beaches, agricultural fields and untouched open spaces, albeit with cranes scattered about along the horizon, and high-rise apartments climbing skyward rather quickly, changing the landscape forever. 
You already get the feeling that you are not in the city anymore, although urban sprawl is well underway. Once you turn off to Route 65 north-east near the giant, coal burning, pollution spewing, chimneys of the Rabin Power Station, you pass by several kibbutzim which seem less agricultural and more like giant shopping malls, surrounded by fields and factories…
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