I tried making the best of this short trip to israel, trying to get a bit of everything. some city, some nature, some sea, some dessert. it is one of my favourite destinations in the world!
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Israel2 days / July 2019
Highs & Lows
Hummus in kerem hateymanim neighbourhood
Summer is very hot!
Even though Israel is my native land I always get exited when the plane land on ben grunion airport. I have leaved away for 5 years now and I come back 2 year. When I get back to Israel I consider my self a tourist since I come for leisure purpose but with all the benefits of knowing all the right people and the right places.
First and a most stop for your trip. Tel aviv is the heart of the Israeli modern culture and the biggest concentration of youth and night life in the middle east. From the airport I took a train to tel aviv 20 min (Azrieli station) and from there took a bus to the city centre eager to drop my bags in the airbnb I booked prior to the trip.
My mind is actually locked on my first target which is feasting on freshly made authentic hummus.
The bus drops me on Allenby St., 200 m from my flat which is located in “Kerem Hateymanim” neighbourhood this is an excellent neighbourhood to live in since it’s very central but at the same time very chill, close to the sea, the lively “Carmel Market” and most important, between the narrow alleys you’ll find some of the best hummus restaurants in Israel. i dinned at “Shlomo & Doron” and had hummus with baba ganush toping. After my need for hummus was satisfied and since it was a beautiful day i decided to walk down the “Carmel Market” which i never get board of, making my way towards the beach. The “Carmel Market” is a narrow street full of market stands on both sides. A colourful mix of fruits, vegetables, sweets, delicious street food, cloth, cosmetics and bakeries. the Market is packed with people and is an all senses experience. I had to stop to get my self some halva sweet (a sesame and honey typical arab sweet). From the end of the market street i grabbed a motorised public scooter (they are everywhere, you just need to download an app for it) to the beach. The beaches where full of people as suited for hot summer day. i took out my shal and laid in the sun for the rest of the afternoon, alternating the warm sand with the cool water and the waves. After a shower at my flat i headed to the old city of Jaffa (all with the public scooters).
Old Jaffa is more than 3000 years old and you can feel the magic on the streets. After meeting with friend in the old harbour, an excellent place to see the sunset, I headed to Jaffa’s flea market which in the night time transforms into a vivid night life centre filled with bars and street restaurants.
I met with friends and we ate and had shots of Arak (anise liquor) into the night at “Pua”, a lovely fusion food restaurant.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I wish I had more time
Anything go wrong during the trip?
How was the food?
Shlomo and doron hummus
What tips would you give a friend?
Best time to travel to Israel is september- october
In tel aviv use the public scooters apps and try avoid renting a car