Tel Aviv came in 3rd on Lonely Planet's Top 10 List of cities in 2011. Well done Tel Aviv! I really love Tel Aviv. I love the constant change, dynamic, vibes... everything about this city. I just went out to buy something to eat, 2:30 am middle eastern time. The city never sleeps. I wish more people would visit Israel, not too many though, would hate Tel Aviv to end up like so mane other middle terrainian cities. But people should experience this pearl, the friendly people, the food, the nightlife (!), not everything is war and terror here.
3. Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill. Hedonism is the one religion that unites its inhabitants. There are more bars than synagogues, God is a DJ and everyone’s body is a temple. Yet, scratch underneath the surface and Tel Aviv, or TLV, reveals itself as a truly diverse 21st-century Mediterranean hub. By far the most international city in Israel, Tel Aviv is also home to a large gay community, a kind of San Francisco in the Middle East. Thanks to its university and museums, it is also the greenhouse for Israel’s growing art, film and music scenes.
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