Telavivnotes is an insider travel blog with tips for your Tel Aviv travel. Get to know this city, the lifestyle and inspiring Tel Aviver. You get many insider tips, a city guide off the beaten path, impressions of the food scene. Here begins your journey:
Planning a Tel Aviv travel and want to experience the city like a local?
You don’t feel like getting caught up in tourist traps and are looking for cool locations which can’t be found in city guides? You want to read about what makes the lifestyle and people in this Mediterranean metropolis so unique? Then you’re in the right place for your trip.
Telavivnotes has about 100 articles by now with valuable insider tips for your Tel Aviv travel. You’ll get to know inspiring people and learn what’s currently on the minds of Tel Avivians. The blog is a personal guide that also provides you with insight into my everyday life in Tel Aviv.
You want to know who’s actually writing in the first place? Then take a look at my About Naomi page.
The vibes in Tel Aviv can’t be found anywhere in the world. It’s the people who make Tel Aviv a city that doesn’t let you go. Who came here once, returns – or remains.
Tel Aviv is a melting pot of numerous nationalities, the city is fast ticking, constantly changing. It’s a liberal, tolerant heterogeneous city. Hipsters, high-tech founders, students and young families live here. Then again, you’ll also find Shoah survivors with their Philippine caretakers, dog walkers and artists, religious Jews and Israeli Arabs, African refugees and vegan activists, marathon runners and yogists.
Start your Tel Aviv travel right now with the ten most popular Telavivnotes articles of the blog:
With these 10 articles you are already well prepared for your next Tel Aviv trip.
- Tel Aviv: Security is a top priority. Tel Aviv is safe!
- The last Yekkes of Café Mersand
- The 6 Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made
- When Israel stands still for two minutes
- Ultimate checklist for the Tel Aviv summer
- Top Five Hummus in Tel Aviv
- On which Tel Aviv Beach are you going to put down your towel?
- Bialik Street – a hidden pearl in Tel Aviv
- The Best Weekly Markets in Tel Aviv
- What does Barmitzva really mean?
I also recommend reading my Tel Aviv Airbnb tips before you start looking for an Airbnb accommodation for your trip.
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Streetlife Tel Aviv
Tel Avivians live outdoors: in cafés and parks, on squares and alleys, on the beach and at the harbor. They ride skateboards, e-bikes and bicycles, surf even in winter, love eating and a lot at that, the streets are animated by day and night. Get infected by this wonderful outdoor-life feeling on your Tel Aviv travel.
Tel Avivians are communicative, creative, direct (somewhat sassy), impatient, helpful and humorous. Many have a dog, others feed the street cats.
Between Bauhaus buildings and construction work
It’s the city of the white Bauhaus-style architecture and modern glass towers, the landmark-listed villas and boutique hotels. But then there are also the southern outskirts, where immigrants from African and Asian countries struggle to make ends meet. And, of course, Jaffa belongs to Tel Aviv, the old quarter with the beautiful Arabian buildings, the flea markets and ancient city center. Tel Aviv is currently undergoing a construction boom and the residents are suffering from the effects of traffic jams and roadworks for what’s going to be the White City’s first subway.
The best way to experience the city on your Tel Aviv trip is by foot or on bicycle. Each district has its own flair: Sarona, HaTachana, Neve Zedek, Namal (harbor), Beach, Dizengoff, the Old North, HaYarkon Park, Florentine, Yafo, Lewinsky Market, Rothschild, Carmel Market…
Living the moment
In Israel, they say Tel Avivians live in their own “bubble” (bua), in other words, they are disconnected from politics and periphery. There may be something to it, yet Tel Aviv is a city of activism, of great political demonstrations. Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated in the heart of the city in 1995. During the intifada, the city was the target of numerous suicide bombings and terror attacks. Tel Avivians don’t lose heart easily however and they live like there’s no tomorrow.
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