Header Photo Credit

*The stunning photo in the header of my blog is all thanks to Ron Shoshani. Visit his facebook page for more of his amazing photographs of Tel Aviv!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Best Costume Ever: Purim 2014

 Picasso Costume Purim 2014
I know,  my living room is about as messy and disjointed as my face here.

Alright, so I admit it. This post is 100% self-promotion. But after a snap-shot of my Purim costume this year went viral, I realized it was time to write about it!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tel Aviv Labeled "Best Looking City" by Traveler's Digest

Israeli Supermodel Bar Rafaeli
Tel Aviv is known for plenty of things: great beaches, booming start-ups, arty vibes and great night-life. But, it's also filled with some of the most beautiful people in the world. Tel Aviv women and men are tan, fit and stylish, and it's not just me who thinks so.

Traveler's Digest has made it official, ranking Tel Aviv No. 10 on its 2012 list of Cities with the Best-Looking Men, and No. 7 on it's list of Cities with the Best-Looking Women.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade 2012

Tel Aviv's Gay Pride Parade is known across the world as being one of the biggest most exciting gay parades of all. Declared the World's Best Gay Travel Destination of 2011 by GayCities.com, it's no surprise that Tel Aviv did not disappoint in 2012!

Thousands of people flocked to the white city this past Friday, June 8th to march in the 14th annual parade and enjoy the colorful spectacle. Streets were packed with drag queens, scantily clad men, women in leather, and everything in between.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Israelis: Getting a US Visa May Get Easier!

Israel US Relations
In another move to strengthen ties between Israel and the US, Californian Democratic Senator Brad Sherman introduced a new bill that, if passes, will add Israel to the US Visa Waiver Program, Ynet news reported.

The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens from specified countries to enter the US for tourism or business for up to 90 days without needing to obtain a visa from a US consulate abroad.

If the bill passes, Israel will  join the likes of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore as number 37 on the list. 

Right now any Israeli who wants to visit the States has to deal with the lengthy business of visa approval, which is almost as frustrating as dealing with Israeli bureaucracy. 

While bills like this one have been introduced in the past, but were rejected, I'm still crossing my fingers!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lag Ba'Omer 2012- A City in Flames

LagBaOmer bondfire
Lag BaOmer is one of the most fascinating holidays celebrated here in Israel. It typically involves field day sports and pyromaniacal activities, with a dash of sensible tradition and ceremony on the side.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tel Aviv: The Start Up City

Tel Aviv has always been known for the beaches, the beautiful women and the great weather, but recently it's made its way into the lime-light as a start-up capital of the world.

By 2010, Wired magazine had labeled Tel Aviv as one of the "Hottest Start Up Capitals", pooling it with top European picks rather than Asian picks. Why? Well,  because "Tel Aviv is a hotbed of innovation, and so is included in our European Startups list to interpret Europe in a broad, Eurovision-type way."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tel Aviv Turns To Dust on The First Day of Spring

This is what it looks like outside. Seriously. Today, the first day of spring, and Tel Aviv looks like a truly white city. The entire sky is white. The air smells like sand. And sinuses all over the city are suffering. Lets hope the second day of spring brings some proper spring weather! PS. Happy International Good Deeds Day