Last week I moved to my new summer home in Tel Aviv. Just two blocks from the beach, our apartment is, without a doubt, in one of the best locations. I try to go to the sea for at least an hour every day. Whether I meet new friends, relax with a book or just watch the sunset, I plan to soak up as much of the sea as possible.
I also try to walk along the beach on my way home from work. The views are amazing and I almost always come across one of my friends who had the same idea. There are always a lot of people out there walking, running, riding scooters, riding bikes and more.
I tried to research as much as I could. I firmly believe that the best way to get to know a new city is through food. Especially if you’re going to find your next treat. One of my favorite things is a fresh smoothie. I think they are so refreshing, especially on a hot day.
On my way home from work a few days ago, I decided to get off at a new bus stop and explore Dizengoff Center. As I walked I passed a small shop called Juicery. The working man offered me a piece of watermelon soaked in coconut milk (DELICIOUS), and I asked what smoothies they had. He said they could do whatever I wanted and started listing just a few of their endless possibilities. I just asked for something sweet and it did not disappoint. For only NIS 31, I received a bottle of ginum filled with a tropical fruit smoothie and even some mint. The best part was watching them make everything fresh in front of me. I definitely plan to come back.
Next on my list is to go to the Carmel Market for some falafel and ceviche. I can not wait to see what new gems I will find. Follow me as I document the rest of my summer, including some of my favorite meals!
Annelise Lemaire, University of Michigan 24 ‘, is a chemical engineering major from Niedham who specializes in Hyfit wearable fitness tracking through the Boston Onward Israel program. This summer, 125 students from schools across Massachusetts have professional specialization in their areas of interest in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. visit onwardboston.com Learn more.
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