All of Tel Aviv's highlights
Why should you go?
Tel Aviv is everything one may expect from a city. It has a nice beach, nice restaurants, a tremendous history, world class architecture and a lively nightlife.
When should you go?
The temperatures in Tel Aviv are pleasant all year round, excluding some real hot weeks during summer.
Reserve at least one day to visit the beautiful Jerusalem. This unique city is the religious heart for Christians, Jews and Muslims.
✶ Write a wish on a piece of paper and put it in the slits of the Wailing Wall
✶ Visit the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
✶ Go shopping at the Machane Yehuda market for fruits and delicious spices
✶ Pay a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
✶ Drink a coffee on the terrace of the Wienerkaffee. Press the bell on the big brown door, climb the stairs and order a delicious apple pie.
Swimming in the Dead Sea had been on my bucket list for a while. The Dead Sea lies more than 400 meters below sea level. The lake borders Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Because of the high salt content in the water it is almost impossible not to float on the lake. Also, in the mud and water there are minerals that are very good for your skin. Lubricate your skin full of mud and then rinse it with the salty water. Your skin never felt so soft!
✶ Take along flip flops to go into the lake
✶ Do not go under water with your head, the salt water will hurt your eyes
✶ Make sure you do not have any open wounds when you go into the water
✶The salt water will discolor your swimwear so do not bring out your best swimsuit
On our way to the Dead Sea, we stopped in the Ein Gedi nature reserve. Here you can enjoy nine different hikes, suitable for everyone, going from families to professional hikers. The entrance is five euros and definitely worth it.
Provide plenty of water and sunscreen.
Belgian citizens don’t need a visum, for a maximum stay of 90 days. Your passport needs to be valid for the period of intended stay.