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High Energy Tel-Aviv

Today we walked into central Tel-Aviv. First order of the day was to find the location of my first residence. We found it on Rothchild Blvd. There is now an apartment building on the site. Originally it was a house with a one room shack at the back. That is where I spent the first year of my life.

As we proceeded down the boulevard, the streets were filled with people, young and old, children and babies, all enjoying the Independence Day long weekend. Street malls and cafes were packed with people. It definitely has a European feel. In one area, the centre city square was totally blocked as the Israeli Prime Minister was due to speak. There was no way to get through beyond buses, military and police, who were heavily armed. Even at night there were plenty of people about. We walked down alleyways and felt very safe with no sign of aggressive behaviour.

Tel-Aviv never seems to stop and Shimon told us that it is alive 24/7. It’s worth noting that Tel-Aviv is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. An 85 square metre apartment will cost you about 3.5 million shekels (1.3 million Australian dollars). So how do they do it? It is a mysyery to me.

Posted by PassionRetirees 12:33 Archived in Israel

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