It's also a major switch to see so much green after leaving Israel, which is still in the dusty summer dry season.
Good chinese food was one thing I certainly missed. Ic Israel, you can get Chinese at the mall, but it's the sort of fast food heavy-on-the-grease Chinese that you find at crummy places like Panda Express. Not that I would go to a non-kosher eating establishment like Panda Express, but, ya know, I've heard. Anyway, this was kosher Chinese food made by real Chinese people, complete with unintelligible accent.
Next stop: my home away from home.