A windy day at the Nostalgic Mezizim Beach, Tel-Aviv

When I get to Mezizim beach, the first thing I think about is the Shower scene from the classic cult movie “Mezizim” The showers are still located at the same place, but the beach is changed totally, still, you get the feeling of Classic Tel-Aviv.

Mezizim beach for me is a place to go to during the week, it is packed and very noisy during the weekend but some people like it – not my style.

The beach is the most northern beach in the city and the last one before the “Namal”. Its full of plastic chairs and has a really big beach restaurant that holds live shows and parties from time to time in the summer.

The Reason I DO find myself going to Mezizim is the amazing secret spot to Eat Jachnun located right behind the beach and calledΒ  Miriam’s Jachnun. After I eat the Morning Jachnun, walking to another beach just seems impossible πŸ™‚

[toggle title_open=”what is a Jachnun?” title_closed=”what is a Jachnun?” hide=”yes” border=”no” style=”default”]Jachnun is a classic Yemenite dish prepared from rolled dough which is baked on very low heat for about 10 hours or so. The dough is rolled out thinly, After the long time in the oven It turns a dark amber color and has a slightly sweet taste.[/toggle]

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Multi millionaires, nudists and a great sunset, Arsuf Beach, Shefayim

When Tel-Aviv people talk about Arsuf Beach in Shefayim, they talk about two things, The unbelievable villas that are just meters from the beach and the fact when going to the northern part of the beach you’ll walk into nude people, but the beach is more than that.

Arsuf Beach, Shefaim

Usuriously, I didn’t even hear about Arsuf before the beach was turning into a real-estate venture for multi-milioners, still, they didn’t destroy it totally and the place has a great vibe and worth checking out.

Most people of the city usually hit this beach during Fridays and Saturdays so you won’t be alone on the beach, but it will be less crowded than city.
During the weekdays, the beach is so empty you’ll feel as if you can walk around naked, and some people actually do that right on that beach πŸ™‚

Arsuf is a bit of a struggle to get to, especially if you are bringing lots of gear with you, the beach has a steep hill to go walk down and the parking is not exactly Malibo, still, this is what makes it fun as well.

How to get to Arsuf and Shefayim?

Drive north, 5 minutes after you pass Herzelia,stick to the right until you see the exit for Shefayim, Take a left at the Square and after the tunnel another left at the Square, drive until you see the turn to Arsuf, and from there Its best to ask – that’s how we Israelis do it πŸ™‚

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Balkan Beat Box, Live Show @ the Barbie, Tel-Aviv

A few weeks back, I got a call from a good friend telling me that he got us tickets to go and see Balkan Beat Box at the Barbie. The first thing I told him is that I don’t like the idea – BIG MISTAKE.

The show was postponed because the lead vocalist Tomer Yosef was injured, and we still had our tickets when the show went on, yesterday, and it was one of the best shows I’ve seen in long time!

First of all, the Barbie, on kibutz Galoyot Street, is now Bigger and better and can hold big shows, we had a bit of a line to take the tickets, but all in all, it was OK.
We waited for the show to start for about 45 min and you could feel that the crowd couldn’t wait for Balkan to go on, clapping hands and acting like crazy πŸ™‚

The Balkan Beat Box Live Show Experience!

The minute the band went on, it was an explosion of almost 2 hours full of great songs from their new and old albums, Tomer Yosef got the crowd really happy and dancing, and the music and sound were close to perfect!

After drinking endless amounts of Arak mixed with Grapefruit, I was dancing to Balkan’s music like crazy Jumping around with people of all kinds that all love the Possitive vibe this band has..

Because Balkan Beat Box are now preforming all over the globe, I really recommend checking them out when they come to your town, However, if you really want to feel the Balkan Live show, come see them next time your in Tel-Aviv.

Don’t Miss out like I almost did…:-)

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The Flea Market Area In Tel-Aviv, Jaffa – Old Vs. New

About 3-4 years ago when I took my tourist friends to the Jaffa Flea Market, we actually went to the flea market itself, And today when I take out of town people to the same area, there is so much more to see and do rather than just the market.

Old Vs. New

The Flea market area Is totally packed during Fridays, and If its your first time in the city then you have to check it out on this day.
However, after you did that, I recommend to check out the spot during the weekdays, that’s when you really can get great bargains and easily find a seat in one of the many places out there.

When you really have time to check out the place you immediately see that there is a crazy mix of high end fashion boutiques and gift shops, next to old fish restaurants and vintage shops. That is the true magic of this area!

So? What to check out at the Yaffo Flea-Market Area?

I Promise that very soon I will elaborate On every single place that I recommend on, but for now, you will just have to take my word πŸ™‚
These are my friends hang out places in the Yaffo flea market:

  • Poa – A very vintage style place with a weird but tasty menu that sells every vintage item you see in the place!
  • Margoza Bar – Right in front of the Poa, great bar…Say no more πŸ™‚
  • Charcuterie – Amazing Sausages based restaurant with a great vibe!
  • One Bedroom – Lifestyle shop, A great example of the new age shops in the flea-market

These spots are something to begin with, ask around and use your legs, it’s a small area that holds many secret spots, take your time and discover them.