I have lived in Tel Aviv for the past 4 years and since moving here from England, I can see why so many people fall in love with this city. I couldn’t imagine living in any other city in Israel. However, loving a city unconditionally doesn’t necessarily make it easy to write about.
When I decided to write this post, I was trying to think of the main thing that comes to mind when I think of Tel Aviv and the never-ending summer we’re experiencing sprang to mind. However, the more I think of the heatwave I have been living through for the past few months, the less I want to write about it. Besides, we had a little rain over the weekend, so perhaps winter, or at least autumn is finally here.
So I wracked my brain a little longer when I realized that one of the main things Tel Aviv has going for it (in my opinion) is its size. The city centre is relatively small in comparison to other cities I’ve visited and this means that everything is conveniently located on your doorstep, or just a few minutes walk away.
In fact, I can do my weekly shopping, grab a coffee, catch the latest film at the cinema, go to be beach, get a frozen yoghurt or go to yoga and only have travelled within a 3 block radius of my flat.
Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty to beyond the boundary of my flat, but it is very easy to get caught up in your own little bubble in Tel Aviv.
However, when I feel like travelling a little further afield than my doorstep, there’s loads that the city offers me. The endless shops on Shenkin, Bograshov and Dizengoff, along with the cafes and restaurants on Ha’arbaa and Rothshild are always there to tempt me. And I often get tempted when it comes to food and shopping!
I think that’s what I love most about this city… the temptations!
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