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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Best of TRAVELIFE 2012: Tel Aviv for the sunset walk

Life's a beach in Tel Aviv

Reflecting at year-end on the wonderful TRAVELIFE that was in 2012, this is part of a series of blog entries that will look at the best aspects of our never-ending, and never-endingly eventful travels. 

This year was so full of indescribable and inspiring experiences -- and we're certainly looking forward to an even more amazing Travelife in 2013


Happy holidays to everyone
from all of us at Travelife Magazine.




 I thought this made for a great photo...

I had a couple of truly amazing sunsets in 2012. But the best sunset walk this year was in Tel Aviv in September.

I set out from my hotel, which was located almost right on the beach, at around 530 PM; then I put on my iPod and spent 90 minutes walking from one end of the city's long promenade to the other.

Look at Tel Aviv's enormous boardwalk that stretches for miles...


WHAT A BEACH CULTURE

Tel Aviv is truly a great and enjoyable beach culture -- everyone is out on the promenade at this time, enjoying life on the beach and the beautiful sunset views. It's a truly infectious culture.

Everyone on Tel Aviv's promenade seems to be enjoying life to the full


The promenade itself is full of great cafes and fish restaurants, as well as places to picnic or to just sit around, whether by yourself or with friends.

Lots of places to enjoy the beach and the sunset, even for free...


I guess if I lived in Tel Aviv, I would be out on this promenade practically everyday -- and maybe I'd even be writing articles and blogs from the beach.

THE GANG'S ALL HERE

A bride on the beach...

I passed couples taking romantic photos of each other, a bride in her wedding finery, families, people with dogs, and a whole lot of people jogging along the sunset strip.

Wow. I'd never seen so many fit people in one place in my life -- except for a sports club gym, that is.

Lots of people on bikes in Tel Aviv at sunset


Again, it made me feel that if I lived in Tel Aviv, I would also take up jogging on this beach everyday.

Everyone's into jogging and keeping fit here, especially with such a great venue.
If I lived in Tel Aviv, I would probably be here everyday too...

I walked from the center of the city all the way to the private airstrip on the other side of the city, passing some interesting-looking factories that seemed so surreal right on the beach.




And then, I hailed a taxi to the Old Port of Jaffa, to make it just in time for a dinner the Philippine Ambassador to Israel was hosting for us at a famous restaurant.

What an enjoyable way this was to end another day in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.





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