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Things to do and see in Jaffa

Jaffa, is the southern neighbor of Tel Aviv, and actually is a part of the municipality. The city is full of history, culture and great food. So at Tellavista, we bring you a tourists day in Jaffa!

What’s historic? The port of Old Jaffa

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The Old Jaffa that brings in tourists today has its roots in the old port, and when you visit today you will find a harbor busy with working fishing boats operating in the same way as they have for hundreds of years.

Thanks to the newer ports in Ashdod, and Haifa, your scenery of pretty colored boats and views out to sea and of Tel Aviv-Yafo isn’t obscured by massive container ships, liners and ferries. If you’re up for it, you could also go for a boat trip along the Tel Aviv coast, there are always a number of cheap options available in the port, just look around.

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10 Things You Should Know About Jet-Lag

Even if you are still new to travelling, you still must know how awful and annoying a Jet-Lag can be. Almost everyone flying abroad knows the feeling: tiredness, headaches or migraines, bad temper, and so on. All these things are symptoms of Jet-Lag, and it can happen even if your flight was only a 4 hour one. Here are 10 things you need to know about the phenomenon if you want to be able to overcome it.

Don't let Jet-Lag take you down!

Don’t let Jet-Lag take you down!

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Top Cheese Destination in Europe

This weekend Israel marks the biblical holiday of Pentecost. Or Shavuot in Hebrew. This holiday originally marked the end of the harvest season, and was celebrated by offering the prime of the produce to the lord. Nowadays, the celebration is often associated with dairy products, cheesecakes, quiches and pastries, all of them have one thing in common – cheese. In that spirit, we have decided to take you around the world, for a cheese-trip. Here is a list of the hot spots for those cheese enthusiasts.3979902327_c6f37dd020_o Continue reading

Travel Insurance: Why Bother? Because You Should!

So, you booked your vacation and still haven’t decided whether or not you want that additional expense of travel insurance? That is totally understandable since you just spent a bunch of money on a plane ticket and not a small sum on a place to stay along with travel money for food and those gifts for family and friends. So why bother spending that extra few dollars on a chance that something MIGHT happen, right? WRONG! Travel insurance is not just a waste of money. Anything can happen to you while on vacation, so why not just ensure that peace of mind for a few bucks?

Lost your luggage? Your Insurance got you covered.

Lost your luggage? Your Insurance got you covered.

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Best Ice-Cream Places In Israel

Summer is no stranger in Israel. Where the sun shines on most days of the year, you have to find ways to keep yourself cool. And what better way to do that than ice-cream? We can’t think of one. Gone are the days when you simply had to choose between chocolate and vanilla. As part of the culinary revolution the world is undergoing nowadays, ice-cream had changed immensely. Complex and strange flavors, interesting textures, prime materials – these are now cornerstones of a good ice-cream parlor. Here are the best places in Israel to lick some sweet and savory ice-cream.ice-cream-summer-3631 Continue reading

How To Handle The Locals In Israel

Every country has its own culture and local customs. What might seem rude in one person’s eyes will be a natural thing in the eyes of another. When visiting Israel, you will definitely notice some major differences in attitude and communication style between you and the locals. The Mediterranean culture, the hot weather and the special middle-eastern nuances have created a very special characteristics for the typical Israeli. Here is everything you need to know in order to successfully navigate any social scenario when in Israel.

The Israeli "Sabra" - Prickly from the outside but sweet from the inside.

The Israeli “Sabra” – Prickly from the outside but sweet from the inside.

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Fun In The Sun – Israel’s Best Beaches

Despite the miniature size of Israel, it has been blessed by a convenient proximity to three seas – The Mediterranean, The Dead Sea and The Red Sea – and one fresh-water lake. The nice warm Mediterranean weather makes it fairly easy to spend most of one’s past-time lounging on the beach. If the thought of that makes you smile, this list of top Israeli beaches should have you jumping up and down with joy. Go ahead and plan your next day in the sun using this list, just in time for summer.

There is planty of fun under the sun in here!

There is planty of fun under the sun in here!

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Top Markets In Israel

Anyone who really wants to see how the locals are living and learn about a country’s culture – should mark the market place as its first destination in the trip. The best markets can reveal the heart of the country, its customs and its magic. Here is our recommendation to the finest markets in Israel.

All the wonderful scents and sights of the market

All the wonderful scents and sights of the market

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Israeli Street Food – Not Just Falafel!

Israel is a country made of a collision of cultures, religions and opinions. Among other things, it’s shown in its cuisine. Throughout the years the historic land of Israel had seen many conquerors (e.g, the Ottoman Empire) that affected the local food. When the young country of Israel was established, Jews from all around the globe started flocking in, and brought their local cuisines with them. This created a very yummy example for the melting pot effect, and brought about the very unique and rich Israeli street food. Here are some examples of the thing you should definitely try when visiting Israel.

There is more than Falafel to Israel!

There is more than Falafel to Israel!

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