Back in Akko last week, I stayed in a wonderful new place called Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center. It's located in an Ottoman building restored and renovated by the writer and translator Evan Fallenberg and his son Micah. It's open for short- and long-term stays (with a great breakfast!) and as a retreat for writers. There's also a large room where Evan plans hosting literary, artistic, musical and culinary events. It's definitely the place to stay in Akko - so check it out!