Sometimes, As local telavivians we get fed up with how expensive this city has become, and the fact is you need to sell your left leg in order to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in the city. We also are fed up with the politics and the issues of the middle east and just a few weeks ago had alarms and rockets over our head to remind us that we are still at a kind of war.
So, Why are we here? Why do we stay? Why not pack and leave this city?
Well to us it’s obvious, We just cant….. I mean, how can we? this city has it all – Cafes, bars and clubs opened 24/7, Crazy fun people on every corner and a long hot summers on the beach.
Most of all, this city changes all the time and the recent change is the fact that we have new strength coming in, And that strength is the tourists and people that make Aliya and change our city by joining it. In the last 3 years no matter where you go you can hear French, English and Spanish, and to us locals it just makes a great feeling to know that even when it’s tough and crazy out here, there is still something special enough to attract new people to come over – we are still sexy! (in a very strange way)
After we asked around for a bit we felt that there many reasons for new people to be out here, some wanted a great vacation in a vibrant city in the sun, for some it was a life long dream to come back to the holy-land and since they are still human (and humans need to party), tel Aviv was the obvious choice for them.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is Thank You!
Thank you for the English and french we hear on the street, Thank you for the new shops and cafes you opened, thanks for reminding us how cool this city truly is and that if we want to feel better about being in it, We just need to pretend a little that we are also..tourists.
Random person from tel-aviv.