Tel Aviv, Israel

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** TEL AVIV, ISRAEL  **

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  1. Jtravel
    Jtravel
    24 Mar 2020
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    Tel Aviv is basically the Miami of the Middle East. The city basks on the eastern Mediterranean, giving one the best of both worlds!
    I stayed in downtown Tel Aviv on the famous Ben Yehuda St. The location offered me full accessibility to food, night life and even the beach, if I wished to go for a swim. The culture in Tel Aviv is one that is in contrast to that of the rest of the country. I found it highly connected to the western world, sharing various similarities.
    Public transport is affordable and it’s easy to get around using bus or train as taxis are sure to exploit tourists. By such transport and even by foot, you can visit the famous Carmel market and also head over to Jaffa to explore some history about the city.
    If one thinks Tel Aviv is busy during the day, imagine at night! The clubs come alive and the locals and tourists dance the night away. I truly recommend checking them out.
    As a black traveller and as someone holding a West Indian passport, I was met with some challenges at the airport as they’ve never heard of my country. After some back and forth and a quick google lesson, they let me go and apologized. This may be a frequent issue with Caribbean nationals so just keep that in mind.

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    Shakira
    01 Nov 2019
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    The Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv is a nice boutique hotel. The cost is about $200 a night for a basic room and is close to the Bograshov beach (3 min walk), and overall just a really good area in terms of distance from the beach, local restaurants, and getting to and from the start of tours. The staff is very nice and accommodating and they set out pastries for breakfast. Overall this hotel fit the budget without having to comprise comfort (never* compromise comfort).

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    Tuffgong
    17 Oct 2019
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    Tel Aviv wasn’t really a top priority city of mine to visit but I’m glad I did. I recommend going first to Jerusalem & Bethlehem to obtain knowledge of past history of Baby Jesus’ alleged birth place & discover how sacred the city is. You’ll be able to ride Camels, learn about the Palestine history & also get a chance to over look the Dome while visiting the Western Wall which is very sacred to the Jewish community. As for the city Tel Aviv, it’s far more different than visiting Jerusalem or Bethlehem. The beaches, the clubs, is much more of a vibrant setting filled with a much younger crowd. Tel Aviv gives off a South Beach vibe in my opinion.

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    ethyme123
    11 Oct 2019
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    I had an good experience at Israel. The best part of my trip was my tours to Nazareth, Jerusalem, Jericho, Palestine & the Jordan River. It is full of history and amazing to visualize everything from the Bible in person. I didn’t really go for the night life but from what I heard Tel aviv is the place to be for the night life! Compared to other parts of Israel Tel aviv is much more liberal. The beach is phenomenal, it is easy to get around by taxi as they do not have Uber’s out there. My most favorite part of the trip was visiting the Dead Sea. It is essential to go to the Dead Sea while out there! Keep in mind the sand is really hot and the water is really salty! Take your shoes off right before going in the water & avoid getting your eyes and mouth in the water. The mud in the dead sea is so rich and full of minerals which actually keeps your skin very soft. As far as Hotels in Israel, they are super expensive so your best bet is to stay in an Airbnb. Luckily, I was in a Airbnb closer to the beach and close to the meeting points of my tours. Favorite dish- Falafel and Hummus, it is sooooooooo good!

    Airbnb stay: https://abnb.me/EmvDXqG4H0

    Dead Sea tour: https://www.viator.com/tours/Tel-Aviv/Jericho-the-Jordan-river-and-the-Dead-Sea-from-Tel-Aviv/d920-5209P98

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    WonderDiairies
    04 Sep 2019
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    This was a few years back and I was super impressed with the nightlife. The clubs and djs were super impressive….. the tech they used was awesome( we even danced to our local Kenya music).

    Other than clubs; they have night beach entertainment l; escape houses. The escape houses were my favourite. The excitement in the houses ?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️ unfortunately I cant remember the name. All I remember is the experience. The shots before getting into the different adventure rooms. The scare and screams inside and the horror of not knowing what is going to happen next.

    Tel Aviv being a 24 hour economic there is no full moment.

    Tip: make sure you ask for special offers at the local stores for your drinks.

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    IG:Soblessed_travels
    16 Feb 2019
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    I Visited Israel For My Birthday Last Month And It Truly Was Everything I Imagined An More. If You Are On A Spiritual Journey, Prepare Yourself To Be Spiritually Fed. I Was There For 4 Days and I Stayed In The Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel. That Property Was Beach Front On The Mediterranean. Though I Was In Israel It Gave Me A South Beach Miami Vibe. Though I went during technically the winter. There was so much to do if you are interested in learning about our Lord And Savior Jesus From Zion To The Dead Sea, You Will Not Be Dissapointed And Everything Is Very Affordable. It Reminds Me Of Egypt Prices.

    When It Came To Doing Tours. We Booked Our Tours Directly Through Our Hotel, Sheraton Tel Aviv. It Was Pretty Simple And Economical. They added the tour charge directly to your bill So you don’t have to pay anything until check out. The company that they are affiliated with is “Ben Huraam Tours” .pick up and drop off right at the lobby.

  7. TaiTravels
    06 Feb 2019
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    If you’re you’re a partier they say Tel Aviv is one of the best party destinations in the world! But i found that the jerusalem night life was way more fun and exciting!

    A big shout-out to the Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem. Very accommodating, clean and great communal energy! I also had a good experience with WOW airlines! Everything happened perfectly and I encourage all of you guys to visit!

  8. Alhaji_Mohammed
    02 Nov 2018
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    Tel Aviv is a very fun place they have clubs like you are in the USA.

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    que.hall
    18 Jun 2018
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    Man man man I don’t know where to start with Israel! In the 3 days being there we visited Haifa, Bahai Gardens, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Acre, Dead Sea, River of Jordan, Bethlehem, Caesarea, Western Wall and Rosh Hanikra. This trip is by far the best I’ve been on. Life changing to say the least. Locals are very friendly. Israel is very safe. Growth is visible. The vibes are chill in the northern portion of country. Unlike other countries I’ve been to, I did not encounter beggars.

    What this trip did for me is push me to step outside of my comfort zone and forget negative judgement of other countries. The history here is endless. Its a place I could see myself living. Nothing bad at all to say about my experience in Israel. It’s my friends favorite trip and she has been all over the world. Says alot! I’m very glad my friend and I decided to extend our layover to see what the country had to offer. I wish we would’ve stayed a week lol

    What disappoint me the most is the negative backlash some stations portray Israel to be. Sure there is tension in some aspects but I never felt it while there. It a gem that I suggest everyone to experience if given the opportunity. Experience things for yourself, not everyone’s experience will be the same but had I listened to concerned one (ppl who have never been lol) I would have missed out on an experience once in a lifetime!

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    oaklynnwoods
    06 Jun 2018
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    My trip to Tel Aviv was very last minute, I didn’t know I was going till the day of and I haven’t had any accommodations booked. I took the last flight of out Newark on United Airlines. There are two flights a day out of EWR and if your looking to fly there on United I would travel during Shabbat or high holidays. Observing Jews don’t work or travel on those days so the flights will be empty/ not so full for the most part. After a chill 11 hour flight I arrived in Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International airport. To honest 100% I haven’t given this trip much thought, I didn’t know much about Israel besides what I see on the news ( it’s not great) and I was solo. Like every country I visit I go in with a open mind and heart. So I decided that if I feel I unwelcome I will hop over to Jordan. I

    booked my Airbnb in my taxi ride over to the city. I booked a room in a 100 year old apartment. It was a bit out dated but I thought it gave the apartment character. After I dropped my stuff in my room I headed out to the Carmel Market ( I recommend going on Tuesdays or Fridays were the flea markets are happening) you can find unique handmade silver/gold jewelry don’t buy the jewelry on the Main Street. It’s cheap tacky stuff. The next day, a lovely man, Salomon was nice enough to show me around Jaffa Port and the back streets behind the Carmel (locals go there for there grocery shopping) the area is called little Giza. After that we walked over to the beach and followed the street to Jaffa Port. It was so beautiful and it was crazy to know that so much history took place there. There’s an awesome restaurant called Old man and the sea, I highly recommend it for the 10+ side dishes. I also would recommend 3 tours that I took.

    The first one was a Vegan food tour by Be Live Tours. It’s basically a traveling dinner party to goes to 3 popular vegan restaurants, it’s really nice because you meet travelers from around the world and have an open discussion about vegan food. The food was delicious! The second tour was a Day tour to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Dead Sea by Tourist Israel. It’s a very long day so don’t go out partying the night before (I did and I was so exhausted lol) The tour van picks up from Tel Aviv then to Jerusalem. the Dead Sea was my favorite part of the tour I was able to float at the lowest point on Earth. Jerusalem was cool but I didn’t care much for it, I’m not religious but I could appreciate the history. By the time we got to Bethlehem, Palestine (the birthplace of Jesus) I was tired AF and was ready to go back. After we tour visited the church and the birth site of Jesus our group had to walk down a steep street back to our tour van.

    As I was walking on the sidewalk a car pulls up to park, 4 Palestinians get out of the car, there stare at the group but i didn’t pay them mind & kept on walking forward to pass them. As I was about to walk pass one of them (purposely) walked back into me. Bumping up against me. Basically trying to cop a feel. What a creep!

    The last tour I did, a pub crawl with TLV nights. If you like to dance, drink and meet other travelers who like to do the same thing this is the tour for you. The tour takes you to 4 local clubs/bars, one shot at each location included. The tour avoided all “tourist trap” bars that are over priced and as a solo traveler it was nice to party with other travelers!

    The night life in Tel Aviv is out of this WORLD!
    they know how to have a good time! One thing that stood out to be is that instead of makin rain with cash they do it with napkins LOL ?
    A lot more practical if you ask me !

    The next day I spent all my time at the The beaches are beautiful! I grabbed a beach hat, towels and a 6 pack of beer and make my way to the beach to meet up with my friends! Best way to cure a hangover!

    Tel Aviv is mad lit because of the people. It’s a safe, liberal, diverse city, gorgeous beaches with an insane nightlife. It’s the equivalent of Adult Candy Land. Peer Indulgent. Booze. Drugs. Sex and beaches… it’s this Gangsta’s Paradise?

    As I write about my unforgettable time I had in Tel Aviv, I cannot ignore the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Honestly… I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to mention this portion in my blog because I don’t talk about politics/war.. I’m a travel vlogger, I stick to what I know, travel, turn up & food. To be clear, I understand what is happening over in Israel.. and everyone should educate themselves on the political situation of the country they plan on traveling to.

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    03 Jun 2018
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    Obviously Israel is rich in history which is why I decided to go. Luckily for me, I had an uncle who was living there at the time and he showed us around so we didn’t need to pay for english tours of the holy city etc. First things first, the country is beautiful and I would recommend anyone to visit! I landed in Tel Aviv and spend the first day there. This is where you will find all of the parties if you are looking to party, I wasn’t so I passed on doing much in Tel Aviv. I had high expectations regarding he food and I was highly disappointed. The food was not how I imagined, no flavor and hummus that was purple. The mediterranean sea/beach was the only plus in Tel Aviv. We spent the next couple days traveling from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, Dead Sea and Mount Tabor. That was the best part of the trip. going to all of the holy sites and learning about everything. I can truly say that you won’t be disappointed if you visit, the only down side it you feel like you don’t have enough time to see everything. We flew united from Newark but the overall trip to Israel was pretty expensive but you won’t regret it.

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    ELIJAHS WORLD
    01 May 2018
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    Israel is by far the most impeccable place on Earth! I recommend every human being from all walks of life must visit Israel in their lifetime. You can feel the presence of God the moment you touch down on he plane. There is a spirit in the atmosphere that is incredible. From Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, to Eilat. It’s the most amazing country I have ever encountered. The Dead Sea, Western Wall, Masada, Sea of Galilee, Jordan’s river, and Black Sea are definitely the highlights you must do before you leave. Tel Aviv is like South beach Miami on steroids. It’s the place to definitely spend most of your time if you’re looking for an incredible party experience. It never ends the people are the most gorgeous you will find than anywhere in the world. There is a huge Ethiopian and Moroccan community, which is beautiful to see all the colors of brown blended in and out of the native peoples families. I am excited to get back to Israel it is tremendously my ultimate favorite place I’ve ever been.

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    11 Apr 2018
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    I went to Tel Aviv last december. It was amazing. We stayed in Rothchild 41. The people were incredible. Location was amazing. We were able to walk everywhere from the hotel. If not walk, we took Uber or Gett.

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    buku_blessed
    28 Mar 2018
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    Isreal very rich in history and birthplace of Jesus. Huge Jewish influence so don’t expect to see many images of Jesus. This was much to my surprise. You must visit the Western Wall and say a prayer there because that what you do in Jerusalem. Also, visit where the last supper was had and Bethlehem it is a surreal experience you would forget.

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    Mandafrankie
    04 Dec 2017
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    Having been to Israel 4 times now, I think it’s safe to say it should be a must go to on anyone’s list! The country is small enough that you can cover it entirely too to bottom in 5 hours. With Jerusalems history and cobble stone streets, to the Dead Sea where you can float in the earths lowest point, to the vibrant liberal city of Tel Aviv with one of the best beaches in the world. Some of the best food I have ever had was in Israel. They have a combination of all things middle eastern as it’s a melting pot of Jews around the world. It is extremely affordable whether you are wondering through the hundreds of Shuks (markets) or laying on the beach. There is hiking for days with some of the most incredible views. You can also raft down the jordan river and climb mountains to view the borders of Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. The history is incredible. Happy to give anyone more information and recommendations!!

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