A Short Walk in Old Jaffa

A Short Walk in Old Jaffa

Our walk begins on Louis Pasteur St. near where it turns off of Jefet St. and heads down towards the port. On the right is a fountain with a sculpture of a whale by the local artist Ilana Goor.  The sculpture was inspired by the bible story of Jonah and the whale. … Read more

Bauhaus in the White City

Bauhaus in the White City

Bauhaus in Tel Aviv Central Tel Aviv has the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus-style buildings. The International Modern Style of architecture appeared in Europe in the years immediately following the First Word War. Its greatest exponent was the Bauhaus School of Arts, Design and Architecture, founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany … Read more

Cycling in Yarkon Park

Cycling in Yarkon Park

The Yarkon River meets the sea at the Tel Aviv port. The Yarkon isn’t the Thames, Danube or the Hudson, but it is set in a stunning green lung running through Tel Aviv – the Yarkon Park. Tel Aviv has all the right things that are perfect for a scenic and comfortable bike … Read more

Shenkin Area

Shenkin Area

The Shenkin area is one of the most interesting parts of Tel Aviv — and also one of the coolest and the hippest!  Overall one of the best things you can do with a few hours in Tel Aviv. Shenkin – Thanks to the extensive renovations through 2012, Shenkin is now turned … Read more

Tel Hadid

Tel Hadid

Tel Hadid is an archeological site in Israel located on an isolated hill, 147 meters (or 482 feet) above sea level south of a tributary of Ayalon River (Nahal Ayalon). Standing at Tel Hadid is the remains of an ancient settlement town. It is usually identified with the biblical city of Hadid (“Haditha” … Read more

Cycling from Jaffa to Tel Aviv Port

Cycling from Jaffa to Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv — the city that never sleeps — might as well become the new “biking capital” of Israel, thanks in large part to its flat terrains, coastal breeze, and paved bike routes. It’s certainly a biker’s paradise! Biking in Tel Aviv is easy and fun, and also a great way to … Read more

Old Jaffa – An Introduction

Old Jaffa – An Introduction

The ancient port city of Jaffa is one of the oldest cities in Israel and one of the oldest sea ports in the world. It is also called the “Old City of Jaffa” or simply called “Old City.” Old Jaffa has a strong link to the historic events that took place in … Read more

Jonathan’s Favourite Places in Israel

Jonathan’s Favourite Places in Israel

Most tourists who have been to Israel would confess that it is nearly impossible to choose only a few favorite places, so expect that in the future there will be another list of more favorite places in the country. Meanwhile, this article lists the favorite places by categories. 1. Holy Place For … Read more

Trains

Trains

Rail transport in Israel has been modernized and extensively developed over a decade or so. That means the Israel Railway System, the country’s main railway company, offers a great option for commuters for getting around. The Israel Railway System is still evolving. Government has put a lot of effort in improving the … Read more

Tel Aviv as an International Travel Destination

Tel Aviv as an International Travel Destination

Tel Aviv has been named by Lonely Planet as its number 3 city for 2011. Lonely Planet noted the international cosmopolitan nature of Tel Aviv, its diversity and cultural scene. The full announcement can be found at Tel Aviv Lonely Planet Award The following is the complete Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cities … Read more