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!

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day in Tel Aviv!

Like all commercialized holidays, St. Patrick's Day has made it to some of the most unlikely countries.And Israel is one of them. Along with Valentine's Day and Silvester (NYE), St. Patrick's Day has become another excuse to party. Of course, Tel Aviv-ians would never let such a party opportunity pass them by.

To be frank, I don't mind the commercialization. In fact, St. Paddy's day can be pretty fun: I usually return home from the pubs with a belly full of free whiskey, and a handful of promotional paraphernalia. Take this hat I got last year for free at the Irish Pub "Leo Blooms". (Ignore the deer-in-headlights expression. I'm actually very happy about this hat! )

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shenkar & Haaretz Newspaper Team Up To Do Art

Shekar College of Art & Design teamed up with Haaretz Newspaper to do some interesting art. The recent exhibit, which juuuuust ended, is entitled "The Materials From Which The Words Are Made". It showcases an array of exciting design and visual art, all fashioned from Haaretz newspapers in an exploration of the relevance of the 'paper' in newspaper and it's material value. It also delves deep into the evolution of the news media today.

For those who didn't make it to the show, here are some sweet shots!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bike Theft in Tel Aviv Runs Rampant

The best way to get around Tel Aviv is, hands down, by bike.

To begin with, the city has a relatively flat and even topography. Plus, with the sea to the west, it's always easy to navigate. If you know where the sea is, you can orient your self in a jiffy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Back to Blogging After Long Haitus

photo credit: beth robyn photography
Hey everyone!

After a long, silent summer, fall and winter, I'm back.

I've finally made the effort with my no-longer-new job and busy schedule to carve out some blogging time so this doesn't get pushed aside.

Thanks to all my followers and those who have stumbled upon my blog who have contacting me with the hope that I'll keep writing.

So, here's my first post now that I've thawed out of hibernation.

Get ready for some serious updates since, as you all know, life here is never without some real excitement.