Tel Aviv is a non-stop city...
Tel Aviv is a non-stop city pulsating with life. The action goes on round-the-clock with cafes, restaurants, and entertainment centers staying open till the early hours of the morning. Centrally located, Tel Aviv is the ideal base for taking one-day trips in the country. Its beautiful beaches are flanked by a promenade that ends in the ancient port town of Yafo. Tel Aviv is not only Israel's business capital, it is also a bustling cultural center, offering an impressive concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, cinemas, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, pubs, and shopping centers. In the summer the municipality sponsors outdoor events (free admission) and festivals which take place against the backdrop of the promenade, Tel Aviv port, and the Old City of Yafo.
Tel Aviv has 44 hotels, with a total of 5,200 rooms, 16% of the total number of rooms available in approved hotels. In 1996, Tel Aviv's hotels hosted half a million tourists, more than a quarter of the total number of tourists visiting Israel that year. Tel Aviv's hotel occupancy is 75%, much higher than the national average. The tourist business provides work for 17,000 people, a third of whom are employed in the hotel sector. The city's direct income from tourism totals $55 million annually, a third coming from the hotel business.
this photo is on el al's jet headin back to america, if you ever end up flying el al you should beware that their security is very very tight which is cool but my first time there they broke my canon eos while inspecting it, the second, third and fourth time that I went to Israel I didn't fly el al and refuse to fly el al as long as I live. Plus my first time going to Israel they kept me in their office at the Newark Intl for 3 to 5 hours questioning me with the same questions over and over again, I can understand why they would ask me these questions but 3 to 5 hours!
An Interesting Sculpture!
Today I went for another walk to the seashore, entering the park in front of the Hilton Hotel (opposite 198 Hayarkon Street) and came across this piece of sculpture before following a path to the sea This is what is written on a plaque:
Gate of Peace
Gift of the Artist
Baron and Baroness Urvater
The Yehoshua Rabinowitz Tel Aviv Foundation For Literature & Art at the initiative of Aviva Najar"
It is possible to walk through.
I wasn't able to find any history on this piece of work.
There is a lot of street sculpture in Tel Aviv and I hope to photograph more pieces.
Currency Exchange Rates
The Israeli Currency is NIS = New Israeli Shekel, in in short as we say Shekel.
From time to time im updating here the Currency rates just to give an idea of the aprx current rate: If you must have an updated one then check it on the web.
According to May 19th, 2007:
1 Euro = 5.5 Shekels
1 USD= 3.97 Shekels
Diving in Tel Aviv
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The instructors at www.divetelaviv.com give excellent service, and can really improve your diving skills. The gear is new, and the dives are great. All gear can be rented at Divetelaviv.com, good condition and properly maintained.
If you want you can use your own gear.