When we anticipated traveling to Israel, we imagined expansive deserts, ancient buildings and ruins, and cultures with histories going back millenniums. But Tel Aviv is a little different. Tel Aviv is as modern a city as it gets. There’s still some old stuff, but a day in Tel Aviv is a day of exploring not only some of Israel’s ancient history, but also the new, vibrant, modern side of Israel.
We experienced something in Tel Aviv that we’ve never experienced in a foreign country not on the North American continent. Tel Aviv almost feels like it could be an American coastal city, minus the tiny streets of Neve Tzedek and Jaffa, the oldest port in the world.