A Whirlwind Weekend in Tel Aviv

I’d take you out for sabich at Sabich Frischman. Along with falafel and
schwarma, sabich is a meal in a pita that you can find on every corner
in Tel Aviv (and Israel for that matter). Its name comes from what it
is composed of: Salat (Israeli salad), Beitzah (hardboiled egg), and
CHatzilim (fried eggplant). Stuffed in a warm pita pocket with potato,
parsley and a drizzle of tachina on top, this meal is one you don’t want
to miss!

It’s famous for a reason! Tel Aviv is called the White City and the
City that Never Sleeps. It’s first nickname is for the color of the
beautiful homes and Bauhaus architecture that line the streets and the coast, and the second name is for the nightlife and the people that don’t stop for anything!

3. Calories don’t count on vacation, so we’ll stop in and grab a treat at Lehamim Bakery.
People come from all over the country to grab a bite from this
delicious bakery. We’ll pick from fresh baked bread, quiches, cookies
and all sorts of pastries and sit outside under the Mediterranean sun!  

The weather is perfect and getting outdoors is a must. We’ll take
advantage of the gorgeous day by lounging at one of Tel Aviv’s many
beautiful beaches. The water is always warm and the sand is always soft.
We can play paddle ball or volleyball and get an ice cream bar to cool
down. We can rent bikes and bike up and down the promenade and bike trail that runs along the coast.

5. The locals would stone me if I didn’t take you through Shuk HaCarmel and Nachalat Binyamin –
the outdoor market and artist’s bazaar. We’ll bargain with the shop
owners and pick from fresh fruits and vegetables and an array of fresh
spices. Next door in the artist’s shuk we’ll ooh and ahh over the
jewlery, sculptures, paintings and other creations as well as peruse
through the amazing fabric shops that line the street.

You didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway that people get nervous when
they hear that I live in Israel. “Isn’t it dangerous?” they ask. The
truth is, that the middle east is an area of unrest, but day-to-day,
we don’t feel it. The people here are resilient and they want
peace. It’s a shame that what most people know about this beautiful
country is that there is a land dispute. But the country and its people
are so much more!

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  1. Oh, what I wouldn't give to spend a weekend in Tel Aviv!!! Sounds truly awesome!!! Especially #1…

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