I honestly believe there are two kind of people in life. The ones who are constantly on the move, and have a traveller soul and the ones who are fund of their home place. I definitely belong to the first group. If you’re been following my journey overseas, you have realized I can’t be pinpoint to a specific square case, and that I need to book a ticket to feel complete. If you do too, it’s your lucky day, because I just came home two days ago – and by home, I mean Paris – and before returning back to my second home, I wanted to share with you my experience abroad. Some post inspires me to write more about experiences I’ve encountered, such as ‘9 things to do when you are moving to another country’. Moving SUCKS, but it’s obviously necessary when relocating. You’re completely obliterating this part when you’re ticket back home is booked, and you’re feeling a nostalgia about the six months gone. I won’t start on this part of my experience – let’s keep it personal to the core minimal – and let’s jump onto the travel guide part. Returning home afterwards of moving to another country is unrealistic.
Tel Aviv.. Honestly, where to begin? I’ve always wanted to write this guide in complement of the others I wrote six months back, but it’s a bit different to write a quick guide about a destination you’re visiting for a week and the place you’re considering as your second home. Obviously, there are so much cool things to do in such a cool city as Tel Aviv. Pretty sure you guys don’t want to read a 6000 words guide… so by no means, this is a definitive guide to Tel Aviv and here are the places I came across whilst living for six months in this incredible place which is Israel. It’s just a selection of things I love to do when being there. Don’t hold up against me if this one ends up to be a bit longer.. Pretty sure you’ll love it.
Auberback Records was just around the corner… and a peaceful place to work and grab coffee, whilst listening to soul records.
The road to Caesarea is filled with heavenly background /Instagram worthy palm trees.
If you’re thinking what area, there are two main ones that should be considered: Inner downtown such as Rotschild/ Nahalat Binyamin/ Rambam st or Dizingoff/Arlozorov st. In my experience, there is not much than being inner in the city, unless you’re in Tel Aviv and Israel in the Summer, and best shot is to head closer to the beach.
Take a trip to Tevala or Moon sushi. They have great dishes.
Grab coffee at the Coffee Yom Tov on the number 30 of the street. Then come at night for the particular hipster vibe.
Take a hint at Café Xoho and its incredible quinoa dish.
No trip to Tel Aviv is complete without doing the Carmelit to Gordon beach promenade, a short walk of 30 minutes that will take you from south to north of the city, and came across the famous promenade of Tel Aviv. I have a rather preference for the Carmelit beach side, but I understand why peeps are more attracted to the Gordon / Ben Yeuda beaches. They are always full with enthusiastic people.
Hang out with the hipsters people of Yom Tov hood, just behind the HaCarmel st – perfect snorkelling and finding hidden spots.
Check out the HaCarmel market, and obviously the end of the street for the flowers market. Ain’t a place like this to shop for blooms.
Take an afternoon check out at the Museum of Art.
Tevale has the best green juices you could find in Tel Aviv.
Myki, small and intimate boutique is the place where you can find the creation of Israeli designer Maya Zukerman – minimalist and contemporary wardrobe.
Curated selection of Israeli, Japanese and Europeans pieces. Only designed around basics and my favorite combination of colors – black and white.
Next step.. Take a one hour driving to Caesarea. Head off to the beach of the Bin Yamina area, and be assure, no one will bother you up there. Secret spot… Maagan Michael is my heaven on planet earth.
The view from above. Always so sad to leave!