Welcome to the curiously cool city by the sea
Now I say curious because to be honest I do not know why I fell so quickly head over heels for this small, extremely expensive, not-so-aesthetic bauhaus city …but ohhh baby am I now in deep.
To be honest I have so much enthusiasm right now that I just have to break it down for you list style. So here are my tip of the top 5’s
- Tel Aviv is small, Tel aviv is Big
It’s Incredibly small. I think between my explorations and running the half marathon I have the city basically all mapped out.
It has a feel like Munich, where it has everything you need for a city but at the same time all the conviences and social comforts of a small town atmosphere.
but then again I say big because once you are really out you can feel its strong heart and soul.In the evenings or late afternoons, the people start coming out and the bars and cafes are crowded with lights and laughter.
It feels so exciting but so comfortable, and it seems everyone is always bumping into someone they know
3. The beach, the glorious, fabulouuuus beach
Coming from freezing winter wonderland that is Bavaria, I was probably most excited by the heat of Tel Aviv. It was only around 20-25 degrees but the sunlight hit you just right.
All around adults and children alike were playing sports, in the water, cruisin about
or just soaking up sun.
We were able to relax in minimal clothing and get some new freckles all in “winter”time…except no smoothies. FYI even if the coffee shops are air conditioned, they still apparently respect a no smoothie in the winter months rule
4.The cozy chill culture
Perhaps it was because I have been in Germany too long, or perhaps its just the way it is, but withhold your potential comments about bias when I say, people there are just so so nice.
The people I was hanging out with were so open and welcoming. I mean my host did know me and gave me free range of his flat (and bed), introduced me to friends, and even let me me finish his box of captain crunch at 1am- soo nice.
5. Houmous is youmous
ok not just houmous, but food in general.
The food there is so glorious. Fresh ingredients, mixed in peculiar ways with loads of unique flavour combinations and textures.It is just so busy but so delightful. Its not all Shawarmas and Falafel but Shakshuka, Sabih, salads and so much more. You get food and youre just like, what is this? but it doesnt matter what it is because once find out its delicious no more questions are ever asked…ever
Alright, I know 5 for now seems pretty slim for someone so “excited”, but believe me its hard to narrow down what I experienced for a post.There is just so much good I dont know where to end, so I had to after so little…also I still have to write about the marathon experience-aaaayyyyyeeee
Needless to say, I am already looking
to book another trip.
So, chill. We’ll be back for more.