Summer holiday -part 1, Tel Aviv

I am technically still on holiday as I am writing this post, however now that we passed the halfway mark I feel it’s about time to share some photos of the amazing time we’ve had so far. Mind you I don’t use the term “amazing” quite  often but I feel like this summer in particular will truly leave a mark as it’s been one of the best to date.

telaviv beach scene

We kicked off our summer with two and half weeks in sunny Israel, where my husband is from. This wasn’t the first time for me in the country of course but it was the first time we spent our entire time in Tel Aviv since my parents in law recently moved there. I had the opportunity to visit the city before but I never got to spend such a long time there and I must say it was eye opening.Tel Aviv is such a vibrant place. It’s warm,fascinating, mysterious , relaxed and crazy paced all at the same time. Its hedonism the lively cultural and artistic scene as well as a strong food  culture will appeal to  even the most skeptical traveller and it’s almost impossible to resist its charm. It’s a city of contrasts, a melting pot of cultures, races and culinary treats , it’s a place where in spite of everything life is celebrated, and shouted out loud every single day, bravely.


el aviv-young-people-on-the-beach

telaviv Arab family on the beach

It is also a photographer’s paradise because it’s so full of contrasts and there is so much quirkiness around that photos opportunities are at every corner. Israel is an extremely children friendly country with countless playgrounds with intricate structures that offer great  opportunities to climb (I did it myself too and it was a lot of fun) .And there is the sea. Tel Aviv itself has an amazing seafront and beach that is probably one of the most lively areas in the city. I loved spending time there,the kids had tons of fun riding the waves and playing in the sand. The beach belongs to everybody,it is probably the most “democratic”place in Israel. When sun went down it was lovely to watch Arab families gather on the seafront for barbecues after a day of fast for Ramadan, kids  playing against the sun  and all along the seafront was still busy with bicycles, skateboards and rollerbladers.

Tel aviv girl looking at the sea

If you ever find yourself visiting this gorgeous, sun kissed city here are a few recommendations:

Visit Jaffa: Jaffa is the Arab part of Tel Aviv and now becoming more and more hip among the locals.It is a really charming neighbourhood where you can really experience the mix of cultures that is the real soul of the city (in spite of what some people might think). The Jaffa flea market and surrounding area is a paradise for design and vintage lovers and also has a plethora of small coffee shops, ice cream parlors ,cool design shops and restaurants.

I recommend having a breakfast at the Market House hotel,or if you want to experience a true Israeli breakfast head to one of the many small restaurants in Jaffa port.

For ice cream I found this little place called Capitolina that had the most amazing pistachio ice cream.

For local treats go no further than Aboulafia  bakery ,which is a sort of Israeli institution when it comes to baklavas or sambusak.



One of my favorite restaurant in Tel Aviv is Manta Ray where you can be treated with wonderful mezze platters and excellent seafood, and for Schwarma the place we kept going again and again was Hakosem, in Tel Aviv.If you fancy Shakshuka instead then you will love the legendary Dr Shackshuka. I loved in particular the Aubergine version of this very popular dish.

I realize all my tips are food related, I really wanted to compile a more stylish “design friendly” list but one, sorry people, food is always high on my list of priorities even if you might have heard me saying I am committed to lose weight and secondly the truth is  exploring designers stores with kids on tow has proven to be too much of a challenge. Tel Aviv design scene is booming and the city really is a design (AND food!) lovers paradise. I especially love discovering new jewellery, shoes and bags, and speaking of bags I can recommend a visit to Mikanmor a small  shop/design studio and workshop  in Tel Aviv ‘s Neve Tzedek area where superb quality leather bags and accessories are handcrafted.  Israel might not be a very common travel destination yet I keep hearing from so many people how much they would love to visit.So if you ever thought about going , just do it. It is a beautiful country with very warm people and a complicated and fascinating history and culture. Behind the rough surface it’s a little gem, definitely worth a visit.

Tel Aviv car in the beach in Jaffatelaviv-2


For newest information you have to pay a visit internet and
on world-wide-web I found this site as a finest web site for newest updates.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish
be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I really love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme.

Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my very own blog
and want to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi colleagues, fastidious paragraph and nice arguments commented here, I am really enjoying by these.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

You need to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the net.
I most certainly will recommend this web site!

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

If you would like to take a great deal from this article then you have to apply such techniques to your won weblog.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Excellent site you have got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days.
I really appreciate individuals like you!
Take care!!

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I’m gone to convey my little brother, that he should also go to see this webpage on regular basis to take updated from hottest news update.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hey there I am so excited I found your web site, I really found you by accident,
while I was searching on Askjeeve for something else, Regardless I am here
now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the
theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the
moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS
feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more,
Please do keep up the excellent job.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Cbd oil that works 2020
I love what you guys are up too. Such clever work and coverage!
Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve added
you guys to our blogroll. best cbd oil for pain cbd oil that works 2020

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Everything is very open with a clear clarification of the challenges.
It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
Many thanks for sharing!

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

It is the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s
time to be happy. I’ve learn this submit and if I may just I desire to counsel you some attention-grabbing issues or
suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles regarding this article.
I want to read even more things approximately it!

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
It’s always interesting to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their sites.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to
the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need
any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Add Your Comment