Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tel Aviv a.k.a "The Bubble"

Last year, Conde Nast Traveler did a piece in their June issue in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv, Israel. It was a really great account of life in the city and how it sometimes seems a world away from the Israel you see and hear about in the news.

Famous for its Bauhaus architecture, Tel Aviv is known as a beach town and a hot tourist spot given its position on the Mediterranean Sea. It blends multiple cultures well and has a very cosmopolitan, worldly feel. The city is well-known for its nightlife and restaurant scene with 10pm the usual start time for most late-night activities.

Given its isolation from the politics in Jerusalem and other areas, and the "pleasure-seeking" mentality of most if its residents (and visitors), the city has become known as HaBuah, or "the bubble."

Check out the article from CN Traveler HERE.

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