I have never kept it secret that I love Israel. I find Israel truly inspiring and to just know that Israel exists the way it does gives me hope and strength. It truly upsets me when people who don’t get their facts and history straight and have never been there insist on trashing it, but oh well, such is the world. I have stayed in Yafo-Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat and I have loved every second I spent in Israel and would love to go back anytime. To live on Sheinkin for a while would be a dream come true. I could never thank Y. enough for showing me around, letting me stay at his place and showing me Israel so beautifully!
Tel Aviv City ze ha ir! Tel Aviv is MY city, there is no other place that I have ever been to that I have so so so absolutely and instantaneously fallen in love with. There is no other place where I went to for the first time ever and I felt like I’d come home. I love the city, the streets, the shops, the beaches, the bars, the people, the weather, the attitude and the whole aura of this place. There is no other place such as Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew: תֵּל־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ) (commonly Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel, with a population of 388,700. Tel Aviv is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, covering 51.8 square kilometres (20.0 sq mi). It is the largest and most populous city in the Israeli metropolitan area known as Gush Dan, home to 3.15 million people as of 2007. The city is governed by the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality, headed by Ron Huldai.
Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa (Hebrew: יָפוֹ, Yafo). The growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffa, which was largely Arab at the time. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv’s White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world’s largest concentration of Modernist-style buildings.
disclaimer: partly not my own photographs, just half of them.