15 Sep, 2016 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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I think most people visiting Israel are pleasantly surprised by how nice the beaches are in the coastal cities. Tel Aviv, the vibrant energetic heart of contemporary Israeli cultures, boosts a very long coastline with some fine beaches, but those tend to get rather crowded and loud. For the more ‘posh’ and sometimes laid back […]

4 Oct, 2014 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo

Earlier this year in one of my visits to Israel I got to do one of my favorite walking tours in Israel. Going all the way from the renewed Tel Aviv Harbour in the north, through the Tel Aviv boardwalk (Tayelet) along the beachside all the way to the old city of Jaffa, and then […]

10 Aug, 2014 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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On my last visit to Israel I was invited to go see the Da Vinci Alive Exhibition in the Tel Aviv exhibition center. This is a world traveling show highlighting some of Da Vinci’s famous work and building working models based on his theoretical work. An exceptionally interesting exhibition about one of the old world’s […]

23 Jun, 2014 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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I first heard of the Holon Design Center while meeting with a friend in Tel Aviv and discussing design schools in the region. I haven’t lived in Israel for many years so I wasn’t aware of the transformation that Holon has gone through in recent years, so once I had a spare hour in the […]

25 Aug, 2012 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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Of all the changes that have taken place in Tel Aviv over the last decade, the one at the Tel Aviv harbor is probably the one I find most impressive. From a run-down deserted wasteland to a wonderful stretch of non-imposing bars, restaurants, and shopping options.   A good time to …

8 Jul, 2012 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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This was an unexpected surprise. While walking around the streets of Ramat Gan I stumbled upon a museum that I honestly think I’m one of the few Israelis who would find it interesting – the Museum for Far East Art. It’s not a very big museum, but it is bigger than what I expected for […]

6 Jun, 2012 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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Even though I’ve been to Jaffa quite a few times, my last visit to Jaffa unveiled yet another side of Jaffa I somehow haven’t seen before. I imagine that taking a fellow visitor for a local tour of the place, with me feeling very much like a tourist myself, together with the recent revival of […]

30 Nov, 2011 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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Suppose that you have just one day to show Tel Aviv to a visiting foreigner friend, what would you show? To me, there’s little doubt that the loveliest place to start from in Tel Aviv after the gorgeous nearby old city of Jaffa, is the neighborhood of Neve Tsedek. In Neve Tsedek, I allow myself […]

29 Mar, 2011 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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One of the nicest things about Tel Aviv are the city beaches. When I was a kid my family, sometimes with my dad’s extended family, would go to Tel Aviv to visit my grandmother on Fridays and spend long hours on the beach, just hanging out and cooling down in the water. Every time I […]

26 Jun, 2010 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
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The Tel-Aviv municipality managed to take the area around the radio-active water-stream of the Yarkon River and turn it into a fairly nice and active Park Hayarkon (Ganei Yehoshua). It has been there for many years, but I think it’s looking much better now. Not nearly enough has been done to address the water …

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