Tel Aviv

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St. Peter's Church

After visiting neighbouring countries like Egypt and Jordan it was this year time to visit Israel. It was always a dream to visit The Holy Land. On the 6th May I reached Tel Aviv. The rules are very strict I noticed. As a caucasian I was picked out by the Customs Control, and soon they ask questions why I stayed in Israel, where, in what kind of group etc. After questioning of 5 minutes I could go trough. After leaving my bag in the Sea Net Hotel it was time to visit Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv, is the second-largest city in Israel, with an population of 400,000. The city is situated on the coastline. It is the largest and most populous city in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan, home to 3.2 million people as of 2008. Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa (Yaffa).

Jaffa
Officially the growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffa, which was largely Arab at the time. The port Jaffa is much older than Tel Aviv, first mentioned in 1,470 BC. In 1948 Israel was founded and Tel Aviv became the first capital in Israel. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, officially called ' Tel Aviv-Yaffa' . Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world's largest concentration of Modernist-style buildings. In 1950 Jerusalem became the new capital in Israel, but many countries did not recognize that so still many countries still have their ambassady in Tel Aviv-Yaffa. Our guide told us that also our country The Netherlands also has it's ambassady in Tel Aviv and not in the capital Jerusalem, but we could react that also the Israel ambassady is in The Hague and not in the capital Amsterdam because our parliament is in The Hague.

What is to see in Tel Aviv? First the old port of Jaffa. It is the only old part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa were Jews, Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans ruled. Highlights are the Jaffa clock tower and the St. Peter's church. Also we visited the Tel Aviv market, the Boulevard and the great beach.

 

wiliamjamesh says:
Tel Aviv is a buzzing, modern city, with a fabulous ancient area of Jaffa. It used to be quite run down, but is now a great holiday location. Think the Med, not Middle East, but with all the antiquities that go with it. I come back every year.
Posted on: Sep 21, 2016
cynthiarivera19 says:
Nice ♥
Posted on: Oct 12, 2010
montecarlostar says:
Congrats on your feature!
Posted on: Oct 12, 2010
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