Saturday, February 19, 2011

a week-end in tel aviv

 on thursdays r. has his class in tel aviv an during these hours i usually wander through tel aviv.



 this time i went to yafo, where r. used to live before we went to romania. it is the arabian part of tel aviv and i really like its atmosphere. the houses are old with high ceilings and there are a lot of shops and pubs.

 this is a part of the famous flee market in yafo, if you dig really deep you can find real treasures. (but there is a lot of tourist trash too, so be careful.)
 the clock tower in yafo. there is a really good limonana place very close to it. they sell all kinds of juice, but the limonana is the best =) (limonana is self made lemonade with nana mint)
if you go into the old, touristic part of yafo you have a really nice view of tel aviv, especially at night with all the lights...
i was sitting close to the sea reading "in patagonia" by bruce chatwin, watching the sunset....
in the evening we met with some friends and went to a pub called the kindergarden pub (i have absolutely no idea why it has this name...but it is a really nice one). there is a big difference between german non smoking pubs and israeli non smoking pubs: in germany everyone takes this law serious, in israel nobody cares!
another thing about tel aviv: don't ever go shopping on a friday!! all the shops close between 14:00 and 16:00 and as everyone is working all week long the only day when they can buy things is on friday. people get realy stressed and mean and it is NOT fun! maybe i will make a list of does and don'ts in israel/tel aviv...


4 comments:

Lene/Storebukkebruse said...

My God, I am glad you got H´s old camera! You take nice pictures :-)

Lauren said...

I'm having so much fun looking at your photos.

Cat said...

thnaks, i find it really hard to choose the photos, i always take soooo many... =)

RolfNoe said...

you have chosen right