Tel Aviv is in top three cities in the world, says Lonely Planet – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Purim in drag

Tel Aviv is in top three cities in the world, says Lonely Planet – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

“Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill,” the publisher of popular travel guides said on its website. “Hedonism is the one religion that unites its inhabitants. There are more bars than synagogues, God is a DJ and everyone’s body is a temple.” Israel’s party capital also won praise for its tolerant attitudes and thriving gay culture.

See my previous post about how great it is to live or even visit Tel Aviv.

2 responses to “Tel Aviv is in top three cities in the world, says Lonely Planet – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

  1. I had tears in my eyes as I left Tel Aviv the last time I was there (after seeing you and Vicki) to head to Jerusalem. To me, Tel Aviv is a truly Israeli city. Jerusalem is Americans, Arabs, Haredi and tourists, sorry to say.

  2. Risa, it seems like a lifetime ago. That afternoon we explored Jaffa was one of the most enjoyable I can remember. I really want to join you and Stacie for a girls trip to Rome, or something equally interesting.

    I feel the same way as you about Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is really the only city I feel connected to in Israel. But more and more, Tel Aviv is becoming like a separate island with a combination of materialism, freedom, and elitism. One prominent Likudnik, Uzi Landau, iirc, is known for calling us the cheese and wine folks”.

    Thank you for visiting. I’m honored to have you as a reader. Now I need to remember to proof for grammar 😉

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