Monthly Archives: August 2008

A day trip to the Negev

Rita and I have been wanting to take a day trip down to the Negev for sometime now.  This weekend we finally decided to wake up early and set out for our first destination — Ein Avdat. One of the … Continue reading

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Kids are in

If you want to be cool in Israel, you better have some kids!!!  They are in style any time of the year and will not go out anytime soon.  While the rest of the Europe is struggling to keep positive … Continue reading

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An Israeli Style Shower

In Israel it is common to have a shower as illustrated in the picture attached to the post.  The shower is about one tile lower than the rest of the bathroom and there is usually (but not always) a curtain around … Continue reading

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Yogo – Pinkberry like frozen yogurt in Tel Aviv

We have mentioned Yogo before but I thought I would write a quick post providing more information for people looking for frozen yogurt in Tel Aviv.  The store is located on Rothschild street at the corner of Binyamin (short walk … Continue reading

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Tiv Taam

I noticed recently that quite a few visitors are reaching our site by searching for “Tiv Tam” or “Tiv Tam Israel”.  If you aren’t familiar with Tiv Taam (not Tam) it is a Russian owned non-kosher supermarket in Israel.  The … Continue reading

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Israel, the Wine country

There is another American couple that lives in our moshav.  They moved to Israel to retire and actually it’s not a bad idea, much cheaper than Florida, the weather is warm and the beaches are nice.  They called us up … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Festival

This weekend we went to the Art and Crafts Festival in Jerusalem.  I know that I’ve said that pretty much every time we went somewhere, but we thought it would be kind of lame and ended up having a lot … Continue reading

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Neve Tsedek

Last weekend we went on another walking tour of Tel-Aviv.  This time we walked around Neve Tsedek.  Neve Tsedek is the first neighborhood of Tel-Aviv and was founded 22 years before Tel-Aviv was established.  It was founded by a businessman who wanted … Continue reading

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Israel Police Cars

In Israel police cars drive around with their siren lights on at all times!  This seemed very strange to me when I first saw it and I heard it is to increase “police visibility”.  One of our Israeli friends jokingly … Continue reading

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Totally random

Sorry, I am too busy watching the Olympics to produce anything worth while.  I couldn’t help myself though and wanted to ask the following:  does anyone else think the Chinese snuck some men into the women’s shot put?  I know it’s … Continue reading

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