A Train Ride Back to the Old Israel
It takes four times as long as the new high-speed rail. I take it anyway.
An ode to the oldest and most beautiful railroad in Israel, which Herzl once called "pure torture," and which seems to be nearing its final stop. My latest for
While you're stuck in a tunnel on the new "high-speed" Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train you can read
's great love letter to the very low speed old Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train (and check out the beautiful photos of both)
The old train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, which has been running off and on since 1892, takes four times as long as the new high-speed rail. Theodor Herzl called the train "pure torture."
explains why he takes it anyway.