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TEL AVIV

Most of the people come to Tel Aviv because of the beach. But if you're into histroy, you can find some treasures relating to the founding of the modern State of Israel and Zionism.

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"In the land of Israel..."

I wanted to talk about the place, where the State of Israel was founded, but just read for the first time myself that the Independence Hall in Tel Aviv is under construction until 2023 and closed for visitors!

So, for everyone who's coming to visit in two years from now: for just 12 shekels you can see a movie about the founding of the state, and what always made me emotional: the big hall, formerly a museum, where David Ben Gurion founded the only Jewish state in the world on May 14 1948.

In both of my visits in the last few years there were guided groups, so I got all the explanations for free, and in the end they were playing the Israeli anthem, the Hatikva ("the hope") and don't tell me you don't get emotional in that situation!

Home visit at the founder's place

The home of Ben Gurion was turned into a museum after his death, from the outside there's no difference to the other buildings on the street, and the entrance is free.

Also the enterior is pretty modest for a founder of the state - downstairs there's a living room with a chimney, a small kitchen and the typical Israeli bunker room, just in case. Upstairs there's another bedroom and a huge library, and let's be honest, what else do you need?

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Tel Aviv? Yafo!

It's not a secret, but after all the visits in the big city I prefer Jaffa over Tel Aviv. Everything is a bit more relaxed and feels typically like the middle east.

My favorite bakery is open seven days a week, 24 hours, Aboulafia on the main road, and they opened other branches in the city on Allenby 45 and at the Port in the North, Hataarucha 3. My favorites are the sambusak, filled with pizza, potatoes or eggplant.

In some of the shops you can find postcards written in  "Aravrit", a souvenir with a message, the designer created an own language using half of the Hebrew and half of the Arabic letters.