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Working in Tel Aviv
Favorite thing: Black market work is easy to find in Tel Aviv. There is a big community of longstay travellers here and many of them will give you advice. It is rarely well paid but will keep a roof over your head and food in your belly (oh and beer of course..lol..)
A lot of the hostels can set you up with work, so just ask them if they can help. When I was there the corner wall outside the Sea and Sun Hostel on Hayarkon ( NOT recommended to stay in) was a pick up point for construction bosses. You have to get there early for the better paid jobs ( 6am) and expect fierce competition from African workers.
Other jobs include dishwashing, loading containers, waitressing and barwork, painting, cleaning and even cloak room attendants.
The best paid work I ever had ( apart from the phone sex job in which I lasted a 2 weeks, I kept cracking up laughing!) was before Purim. Israeli's need their houses thoroughly cleaned for this religious Festival and you can earn upwards of 25NIS (£6 back then) an hour. But the job needs to be done well so be prepared to scrub away with the ole bleach.
Fondest memory: PAYMENT
You will be paid in cash in Shekels. Most working travellers expect to be paid by the day. People were always getting ripped off if they let their owed wages build up too long. If your employer wants to pay you weekly or monthly try to find others who have worked for him and see if they were paid at the end of it. But daily payment was pretty much the norm when I was there and can be expected if you are living hand to mouth.
A handy tip if looking for work is to "appropriate" some business cards from the hostel you are staying at ( if you plan to be there a while), write your name on them and hand them around bars and restaurants. One night if they're stuck they could call you.
Also just keep doing the rounds and once your face becomes familiar you're more likely to get jobs.
- Budget Travel
- Work Abroad
Favorite thing: There are a lot about Israel and Tel-Aviv in the internet in many languages, so you can just go and search and find what ever you look for.
Also, if you have any questions you can ask in the forum here, the Israeli VT members are very active and helpful providing information.
Check also the city official site:
Favorite thing: One of the helpful sections in the Tel-Aviv municipality site is the What's On section. Here you can find the current cultural events.
- Arts and Culture
- Theater Travel
Where to go?
Favorite thing: The local Tourist Offices:
46 Herbert Samuel Promenade
2 Marzuk and Azar Street (Clock Tower, Jaffa)
Saturday/Jewish Holiday Closed
The Historic Train Station 'HaTachanah' near Old Jaffa
- Historical Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Explore The Best Of The City
Favorite thing: Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app.
For Iphone User:
For Android User:
Fondest memory: Best Tool ever that i can put in my pocket. it even easier now cause Tel Aviv have a free WiFi networks that spread around the city.
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- Food and Dining
- Luxury Travel
Favorite thing: Here's a link that can help you when planing a trip to Israel.It includes lots of basic Info that you may need.
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