|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.
|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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