Bnei Brak: A Glimpse into the Ultra-Orthodox World

Last month I joined a guided tour in Bnei Brak, the largest ultra-orthodox city in Israel. It’s right next door to Tel Aviv but feels miles away. Kids are walking alone in the streets, all the men are dressed in black and white, all the women wear skirts, and there are no coffee shops. Usually, … Read more

My Favorite Budget Places to Eat in Jerusalem

I love to eat and luckily, Jerusalem is full of great restaurants. In this post I would like to share with you my favorite budget restaurants in Jerusalem, most of them even open on Shabbat! They offer delicious things to eat at prices that range from around 10 ILS to around 30 ILS, which is … Read more

The Thai Corner in Eilat – Super Friendly

It was a chilly night. I just arrived from Jerusalem and was driving to my parents’ home when my phone rang. A friend I haven’t seen for a long time asked if I wanted to meet and eat somewhere. I said – “Why not. Where do you want to eat?” That’s how I got to … Read more

Tasting Wadi Nisnas

Today I want to tell you about Wadi Nisnas, a small neighborhood in downtown Haifa, which is the main city in Northern Israel. The residents of the neighborhood are Arab Christians and Muslims, living side by side, in peace with each other. In the past the neighborhood also had a lot of Jewish residents in … Read more

“The Best Falafel in Tel Aviv”

I’m not a big fan of falafel, but people here love it. Two days ago I met a young girl who is part of an interesting program named “אחי ישראלי” (or in translation to English: “My Brother is Israeli”). I can tell a lot of interesting stories about our meeting, which took place thanks to CoachSurfing, … Read more

The First Ice Cream Parlor in Eilat

There’s always something new to discover. Today I visited the first ice cream parlor in Eilat, “Pini Lek”, which was opened in the city in 1958. I’ve been living in Eilat for around eight years now and haen’t been to this parlor… It’s located near Mor Centre (מרכז מור), a small commercial centre on Eilot … Read more

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