Adam Ben Ezra, a Unique Treasure of Israeli Music

Israel and the West Bank have some truly unusual offerings when it comes to music. Take, for example, upright bassist Adam Ben Ezra from Tel Aviv. Using his instrument and imagination, he sounds like an entire ensemble of talented musicians. Continue reading Adam Ben Ezra, a Unique Treasure of Israeli Music

Israel Information Centers

Though it is available online, basic tourism information about Israel can be remarkably difficult to find. Following is a list of many (not all) of the tourist information centers in Israel, courtesy of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism: Ben Gurion Airport Entrance Hall Telephone: 03-9754260 Fax: 03-9754264 E-mail: Opening hours: All the time (24/7) Jerusalem Address: Jaffa Gate, Omar Katab Square in the Old City Telephone: 02-6280403 ; 02-6271422 ; 02-6276429 Fax: 02-6271362 E-mail: Opening hours: Sun-Thu : 8:30am-5:00pm; Fri: 8:00am-1:30pm Nazareth Address: Casanova st. Telephone: 04-6750555 Fax: 04-6753078 E-mail: Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm ; Sat. 9:00am-1:00pm Eilat … Continue reading Israel Information Centers

An Awesome Online Guide to Tel Aviv

One of the best website/blogs I have ever seen is Tel Aviv City Guide. I can’t tell who runs it/writes the content, but it is a site to keep in your hip pocket if you are visiting Tel Aviv. Tons of useful tips, insider guides, and advice, including where to shop, play, and eat. It’s the kind of information you can only get from someone who knows Tel Aviv like the back of their hand. The website is located here. Continue reading An Awesome Online Guide to Tel Aviv

Underground Clubbing in Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv club scene is confusing for an outsider, but I have come across a few good recommendations for underground clubs in the city. The Penguin Club (at 43 Yehuda Halevi St., Tel. 03-566-1450, is a popular underground haunt with awesome electro and house DJs. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have a website in English (or Hebrew) and its Facebook page is only in Hebrew. People who have gone (I haven’t been there yet) say that it is a good spot to drop by on a Wednesday or Thursday night. But Tel Aviv is apparently a city of … Continue reading Underground Clubbing in Tel Aviv

Useful Tel Aviv Food Guides

Tel Aviv is filled to the brim with tons of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, coffee shops, and on and on. If you are coming in cold to the Tel Aviv restaurant scene, it is very helpful to get a few tips from locals who love to eat out and share their experiences. It complicates matters further that many restaurants in Tel Aviv do not have websites or social media sites in English. It can take quite a while to find basic information like an address. It can take even longer to find out whether it would be worth your time … Continue reading Useful Tel Aviv Food Guides