After the best trip to Tel Aviv I am now home again. I have been home for a few days and I have finally got time to write a blog post. I hope it will inspire you and make you consider Tel Aviv as a travel destination.
Here are a few highlights from my trip.
Carmel Market is Tel Aviv’s largest market, where you can buy fruits, vegs, nuts, spices etc. I bought some exciting spices. My baggage smelled kinda different after returning home:-)
In walking distance Jaffa is about 20 minutes away from Tel Aviv and you can walk along the beach promenade. At the harbour there are a lot of restaurants and cozy places where you can enjoy the weather and atmosphere. The harbour is not beautiful in traditional sense, but more industrial hip. But the view from the old town is stunning.
We rented a car and drove to The Dead Sea. We were lucku with the weather it was about 25-27 celcious. We went to a place called Mineral Beach, you pay an entrance fee and then you can use all the facilities; hamacas, mud and a “saltwater pool”. I assure you that my skin has never been softer that after the saltwater. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth – around 420 meters below the sea level. Crazy.
The skincare brand AHAVA is BIG in Israel. You will see signs and advertisements all over. The factory and visitor center is very near Mineral Beach, so of course I wanted to pass by. Do you know the brand. I love it.
You will often find camels near the small stands at the side of the road. As we were tourist we made a stop and I had a little walk with my new friend “Sammy”. It was hilarious!
On the way back from The Dead sea we went by Jerusalem. I do not think that I have ever experienced such an intense atmosphere ever. I would have wished we has a stop there during daytime at a working day. We were there during Sabbath. Sabbath is the Jewish day of rest, so you cannot work and actually you are not allowed to use power. So from friday at sunset until saturday at sunset most common shops are closed etc. They did not shot down the hotel, but there were a special Sabbath elevator (it stops at all levels, so you do not push the buttons).
Generelly Tel Aviv is a true mekka for foodes. There is a ton of delicious restaurants. So I beter make a special post about these. There were so many places I would have love to visit, but that must be next time.
I really really like Tel Aviv. It is not the cheapest travel destination, but as most places it also depends on your choices.