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Top Travel Tip: Rotenberg – Naharayim, Israel

Top Travel Tip: Rotenberg – Naharayim, Israel

Today’s Tip: Rotenburg restaurant – Naharayim, Israel This out of the way spot takes “hidden gem” to a new level. About an hour and 45 minutes northwest of Tel Aviv, what is now a welcoming, rustic restaurant is housed in what was an old border inspection center for the defunct Valley train line that crossed from Israel … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Yalta Restaurant – Jaffa

Top Travel Tip: Yalta Restaurant – Jaffa

Today’s Tip: Yalta restaurant – Jaffa, Israel Jaffa in Southern Tel Aviv is the city’s hip, bohemian center, with a huge sprawling flea market, and cool restaurants, bars, and shops down every street. The flea market (open every day except Saturday) extends through the the bustling little area with old timers hawking all manner of … Continue reading

Reading List: Shut Up I’m Talking

Reading List: Shut Up I’m Talking

Today’s Tip: Shut Up I’m Talking: and other diplomacy lessons I learned in the Israeli Government If you’ve ever been to Israel and were baffled by some of the cultural norms: rarely hearing anyone say hello or thank you, a seemingly total lack of customer service – then you’ll like this book. Gregory Levey tells his … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Mograbi, Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: Mograbi, Tel Aviv

Today’s Travel Tip: Mograbi, Tel Aviv This is cool little retro shop is at 33 Allenby Street in Tel Aviv. Avi, the owner has an eclectic collection of vintage clothing, house wares, and interesting objects, and he can help you find what you are looking for. The shop is bursting with stuff, from vintage Israeli … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv

Today’s Travel Tip: Salon Berlin, Tel Aviv This is a cool little shop in Tel Aviv’s Yemenite quarter.  They have a mix of super trendy vintage clothes – knit sweaters, patterned dresses, and plaid button-downs seem to be in for fall – and new items. The new stuff is a line of cotton clothing they … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv

Top Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv

Today’s Travel Tip: 26 Gadera, Tel Aviv I love this little restaurant in Tel Aviv’s Yemeni quarter. It’s a small, atmospheric place with a few tables and a bar inside and a few more tables outside on the patio. The menu is fantastic with fresh ingredients, a fusion of Middle Eastern and other cuisines and … Continue reading

Back in the holy land

Back in the holy land

I have a week off from school so I decided to hop on a plane to Tel Aviv to visit the Englishman.  We are trying to keep the space between visits to under two months. Ridiculous by most standards of coupledom, but it’s an improvement for us. I arrived at the airport, and after surprisingly … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading