Drive straight until you reach Main street, then count three traffic lights, take a right at the fourth light that should be Highland street, then second light left into Summer street. But be careful as the street sign is hidden behind a tall tree.
What? You missed the Highland sign?
I told you – fourth light. Now, you have to wait two lights, then you can do a U-turn. Remember: going South it will be a third light left into Highland.
We all are too familiar with such navigation without a GPS in an unfamiliar area. Everything takes twice as long and requires twice the amount of concentration. On our recent trip to Israel, we were thrilled to discover that this driving adventure is ingeniously simplified by assigning numbers to traffic lights.
No need to count (by the way, do you count before, while or after you cross the light) to look for obscured street names. Just drive to the light numbered 7, take a right, drive to the light numbered 2 on the other street, take a left and you are there. You may not always be able to read a long name like “Yerushalayim ave” but you will definitely notice the “15” above the traffic light.
A little bit of simple math at every corner.
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