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  • Day13

    Leben auf der Gass'

    May 19 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Donnerstag ist der ideale Abend, um in Israel einen draufzumachen, denn er ist wie unser Freitag. In Jaffas Altstadt steppt der Bär, die Bars und Restaurants sind voller junger Leute, die bis in die Morgenstunden feiern. Das kommt Teilen der Karawanserei sehr entgegen. Aufgrund mangelhafter Gin-Bevorratung in unserer letzten Anlaufstation mussten wir die soziologischen Feldstudien leider in den frühen Morgenstunden bereits abbrechen. Fortsetzung folgt.Read more

    Curry Hans

    Wir wären so gerne bei euch. Genießt es!

    Roco Menzil

    Kapper langsam trinken

  • Day146

    Familienbesuch in Tel Aviv

    January 26, 2020 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Obwohl wir es anders erwartet hatten, verlief die Einreise nach Israel ziemlich reibungslos und wir kommen pünktlich zum Beginn des Shabatts in Tel Aviv an. Was ist eigentlich Shabatt?! Eigentlich soll der Shabatt, der Freitagmittags beginnt und Samstags mit dem Sonnenuntergang endet, zum Ruhen genutzt werden. Um zum Beispiel Zeit mit der Familie zu verbringen, auf Fernsehen und Internet zu verzichten oder aber wie wir es erlebt haben sich schon Mittags so richtig die Kante zu geben 🍻🍾🍷🍸🍹🥃 In jedem noch so kleinen Imbiss läuft Musik und alle sitzen draußen und feiern den Beginn des Shabatts - Für uns, die so lange in muslimischen Ländern unterwegs waren, ein richtiger Kulturschock :D Hinzu kommt das genau heute in unserem Hostel ein Varieté-Abend stattfindet bei dem das ganze Hostel in eine Art Messe verwandelt wurde, mit zahlreichen kleinen Ständen und einigen richtig guten Show-Acts, welche in einer bunten Mischung aus Hebräisch, Englisch und Spanisch performen. Ein gelungener Start....
    Aber noch viel mehr haben wir uns gefreut am nächsten Tag meine Schwester Michelle und meinen Schwager Kai am Flughafen in Empfang zu nehmen ✈️ Unser erster Familienbesuch auf unserem Trip und es stellte sich heraus, dass der erste Abend in Tel Aviv nicht die letzte durchfeierte Nacht bleiben sollte 😝
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    Marlu Prinz

    Hallo ihr lieben. Ich hatte gerade überlegt, ob ich nach einem Foto fragen soll. Schon ist es da. Ich wünsche euch eine tolle Zeit mit wunderbaren Erinnerungsmomenten. Alles Liebe eure marlu. Viele Grüße an Michele und Kai

    Janina Lampe

    Danke Marlu! LG zurück von uns allen ❤️

  • Day14

    Drained in Tel Aviv

    October 3, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Tel Aviv portrays a mixture of L.A. and Middle East and thus it's absolutely contrary to the cultural-religious Jerusalem. Since my hostel is located close to the beach, the rooftop terrace allows me an excellent view of the daily life at the boardwalk. Instead of dangling sidelocks people are wearing muscle shirts and patrol along the promenade with their fashion dogs. Even though Tel Aviv is called Hollywood's new sin city, has numerous of scene clubs and is promoted as party capital, just having a drink can already become quite expensive. Nevertheless, six to seven euros for a small beer is no usury due to a 25% taxation of alcohol. Although, I therefore spent most of my time on the dry dock, I reluctantly leave the fine sand beach and the summer-like weather and fly back to Vienna.Read more

  • Day141

    Holyland H3 #1396

    May 21 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After nearly a 36 hour trip from hotel (in Brazil) to hotel (in Israel) with little sleep, I was dead tired and basically spent 16 hours drifting in and out of sleep once I got settled. But I awoke at around Noon today, and started catching up with what I missed. At about 3 pm, I grabbed my hash bag and headed out the door for a casual 4 km walk to the start.

    As I walked up to the parking lot, I saw two people standing behind a car and figured . . . they have to be hashers . . . so it all begins there. Meeting long time Holyland hasher Captain Caveman, and although we had crossed paths before, actually meeting Gorf from France. Over the next half hour or so, the pack slowly gathered for the trail. After a brief chalk talk, we were off on an excellent urban trail, that took in plenty of local parks in the Herzliya area of Israel, along with some tunnels, dirt tracks, and even an orchard. Circle was fun and just the right length, mostly because we ran out of beer. Beer Meister’s excuse was he only planned for 10 or less hashers . . . with 20 on hand today, beer was gone in no time. One of the hashers snuck out and brought back a sack full of more beers just in time to knock out a few last down downs, then we all said our goodbyes, and headed off into the evening . . . except for a half dozen or so of us, that adjourned to one of the hares roof top, for a few more cold brews and socializing. A great day on the hash in Israel.
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  • Day15

    Last day in Tel Aviv

    May 19 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Leaving Haifa we headed north to the Crusader town of Acre, known for its well preserved city walls and underground tunnels. Think Knights of the Templer and the guys in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

    Following the coast south we came to Caesarea, an ancient port with amphitheatre, mosaics and sculptures as well as the remains of a palace built by King Herod (he had a few around the country)

    Finally we arrived at Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv, where we spent a couple of hours exploring the Old Town area known as Jaffa. This ends our tour of Israel as we head to Turkey tomorrow (Friday) and have a couple of days to recharge our batteries before our next tour starts.
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  • Day14

    Last Day - Caesarea, Jaffa, and Tel Avi

    May 9 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    The morning’s first activity was a reminder that we’d soon be leaving, as we gathered for self-administered COVID tests.

    We then had about an hour drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea (named for Augustus Caesar). Off-shore we could see a natural gas distribution platform. The town is one of the richest in all of Israel, has the largest private residence in Israel, and the country’s only golf course. Originally a small fishing village, Herod - the same Jewish king who built the fortress at Masada - built an international seaside city, home to 50,000, complete with a hippodrome, docks, and palace, the remains of which we toured.

    We then headed to Tel Aviv, relatively new and the largest city in Israel with 3m people in the metro area and the hometown of our guide Moody (who - in one of his funniest lines - told us over dinner the night before that he views “Seinfeld” as a documentary). Jaffa - which we briefly explored on foot - was the old town that Tel Aviv absorbed and that was battled over during the 1947 war. With Tel Aviv’s wide and long beaches, beautiful weather, and explosion in tech companies, it is now the most expensive city in the world. Our hotel overlooked one stretch of beach and gave us a picture perfect view of sunset on our last night.

    Dinner for a small group of us was again at one of our best restaurants of the trip, Mashya. We told the waiter our budget and handed the reins to him for serving whatever he felt we might enjoy. The food - spread over 3+ hours - was beautiful, inventive, and delicious, and accompanied by Israeli wine. Our night cap was at a nearby superb cocktail lounge - The Imperial - hidden in a non-descript hotel.

    Early on day 14, I headed home.

    #aktravel #israel #telaviv #caesarea
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  • Day20

    Tel Aviv 2

    February 21 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Tel Aviv is a relatively new city. Yes, Yafo, Jaffa, is old, really old, but the rest of TA only began to come into existence just over 100 years ago. While Jerusalem leans more religious in character, TA is far more secular in orientation. TA is known for its beaches, and rightly so, but there is more to this city than that.
    This post intends to introduce a bit of what's here that makes TA, TA.
    The 1st 2 picture are of historical significance to Israel. The 1st picture is Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion proclaimed the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. The building is currently under renovation. Just in front of the building, in the median of Rothschild Boulevard, is Founders Square, the fountain and monument to those most responsible for the creation of the nation.
    The 3rd picture is at Dizengoff Circus, a major traffic rotary and square in the middle of the city. This is the center of the so called White City. The rotary and its Fire and Water fountain anchor this area famous for Bauhaus architecture known for its simple white buildings with curved, undecorated surfaces, ribbon windows, etc. More than 4,000 buildings of this style were built here, and the White City of TA has been recognized by UNESCO.
    The 4th picture is in the museum in the home of Reuven Rubin, the artist whose work is displayed here. I was most taken by his work that reflects this city. The painting I chose to include here was painted to capture his sense of the 1st Passover after the creation of the state of Israel. The artist and his family are to the right. The others are Jewish people from many times and places represented in the new city. Especially interesting is his including at the far left of a figure that at least hints at a particular Jew from about 2,000 years ago. I'm told he hesitated to display this work at the time because of that, though ISTM that it makes sense of so much of history. I'll leave it at that.
    The 5th picture is in the Carmel (accent on the 2nd syllable in Hebrew for all you folks famliar with Putnam County) Market, a traditional market in TA. It is located at the edge of Neve Tsedek, said to be the oldest neighborhood in TA. The last picture is taken along a street in Neve Tsedek on Saturday afternoon, Shabbat. This is a neighborhood that has redeveloped into an area with lots of small shops and eateries, some but not all of which were open. Not many people on the street as typical for Shabbat, but the eateries were active.
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  • Day18

    Old Jaffa

    February 19 in Israel ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Old Jaffa is one of the oldest ports in the world, dating back to at least the 15th century BCE. After all, this is the port where Jonah left before his ship ran into a storm, and he met with the proverbial whale.
    The 1st picture is the Jaffa clock tower that marks the center of Jaffa. While not impressive in itself, it began the movement in the Ottoman empire such that more than 100 similar clocks were built.
    The 2nd picture is the outer end of the seawall of the old port. The rocks are known as Andromeda's Rocks. To make a long story short, her father apparently upset Poseidon who sent a monster to get even. The only way to save Jaffa was to set his daughter Andromeda on the rocks naked. Eventually Perseus rescued Andromeda, killed the monster, and they lived happily ever after.
    The 3rd picture is the HaPisga garden at the top of Joppa hill. The 4th picture is the traditional home of Simon the Tanner where the apostle Peter had his dream about clean/unclean foods. The 5th picture is St. Peter's Church, named for that event.
    The old port in Jaffa is still active. It hosts a fleet of fisherman and a marina. Many of the port facilities are being renovated. The last picture looks along a portion of the old dock and warehouses as they now are. This has become a vibrant district.
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  • Day19

    Tel Aviv 1: At the Med

    February 20 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Tel Aviv is the 2nd largest city in Israel, after Jerusalem (when East Jerusalem is in included in the total). It is the economic and technological capital of the country. The name is officially Tel Aviv-Yafo. After the old city of Jaffa (see another post) was incorporated into Tel Aviv, the Hebrew rendering of Jaffa (Yafo) was included in the name.
    Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean coast. It is a new city, especially by the standards of this part of the world, having been founded in 1909 outside Jaffa. Today, Tel Aviv is a thriving, energetic, creative city.
    Given that TA is situated on the Mediterranean, it seems good to start there. Most of the seafront is beach with an adjacent esplanade. Even in February, there is activity along the water. The 1st 3 pictures are taken along the beach and capture a bit of the waterfront skyline.
    The 4th and 5th pictures are of the same sunset taken a few minutes apart. The orange sun went behind a cloud bank. When it reappeared below the clouds, the sun was deep red. This is the 1st time I've seen such a dramatic color change like this.
    There are some areas that aren't beachfront. One of those is the Tel Aviv marina in the last picture. This is a bit north of where the other picture were taken. A bit further north yet is the commercial port.
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  • Day3

    Ein wenig die Stadt erkunden

    January 23, 2020 in Israel ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Nachdem wir ein paar Gewürzläden abgeklappert haben, sind wir in das Stadtteil Jaffa. Es war super schön dort, auch abends. Erinnerte ein wenig an Griechenland fande ich :)

    Morgen gehts mit dem Shuttle um 5:15 Uhr zum Flughafen, wieder ab nach Hause :)Read more

    Hi Pauline, superschöne Bilder! Kommt gut wieder heim - liebe Grüße von Kerstin

    Pauline Starke

    Danke dir Kerstin :)


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Tel Aviv District, Tel Aviv, Tel-Aviv, תל אביב

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