Move over Tel Aviv; Yafo is a great day

A few weeks ago we trekked down to Yafo to give the city a little spin. I've never actually spent much time there aside from venturing in-and-out for conferences (and apparently writing about it very briefly). We basically parked at the beach and walked up through the port and then towards the center, through the... Continue Reading →

Lil Israeli farm zoo at Kibbutz Tzora.

Checked out a new kids' attraction in our area today: the Eretz Yehuda farm-zoo at Kibbutz Tzora (about 5 seconds outside Beit Shemesh/Big Center). Fun fact: Kibbutz Tzora is also where they make Teperberg wine. Mmmm. It's a nice place to spend up to two hours with small kids. You can pet the roaming goats,... Continue Reading →

Modiin’s Anava Park.

On Friday, I returned with my home-peeps to the poor man's Central Park in Modiin (for the record, it's called Anava Park, פארק ענבה במודיעין) for a kid-friendly experience in daylight. The main draw for me was the boating (pedals, row, or kayak). Koala's mama grew up on an island, his pops is from a bay,... Continue Reading →

Ashkelon: city of love…

...or at least, 24 hours of comfortable R&R. Last week the huz and I snuck away for an overnight at a hotel on the beach in Ashkelon... since Bubbe is in town. Well, come on; it's not all luna parks and kassams:

City feature: Dead Sea

Last weekend, we took some R&R out in the dry heat and salt water of the Dead Sea. A vacation in the Dead Sea is really a vacation by an enormous hotel pool, with occasional dips in the oily, salty, burning sensation that is the Dead Sea. This, however, is less about the Dead Sea... Continue Reading →

City feature: Namal Tel Aviv

The area of the Tel Aviv port - נמל תל אביב - (right before Beach Mezizim) is one of those situations where ugly warehouses went for cheap rent, so trendy designers and cafes opened shop and now all the trendy wendys go out there a beautiful day to shop, eat, chat, ponder life, and whatever... Continue Reading →

Yom Yerusha-what?

Last night, I completely forgot it was the evening of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). If I had remembered, I might have at least considered going down to the Old City to pay my respects and tributes. What is it about modern Jerusalem that makes it so easy to forget? Is it the modernity in it?... Continue Reading →

It’s flag season in Tel Aviv.

Spent the afternoon walking around Tel Aviv. It was the first time I noticed that the flags are out for flag season, or Yom Haatzmaut, which is going down next Wednesday evening-Thursday. It's Israel's 60th anniversary this time, so it's actually more than just personal flags - storefronts, advertisements and highways are more decorated than... Continue Reading →

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