Baruch and I were in Tel Aviv today, preparing to meet the tour group. Tel Aviv is a thriving city of 445,000 people. It is congested, lively, upbeat and very cosmopolitan. I walked around today about 6 miles and wanted to share a few pictures with you from the Mediterranean coast.
There is a dog-friendly beach, a marina, modern buildings as well as historical buildings. It has the largest number of Bauhaus-style building is in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tel Aviv is also the economic center of Israel and a huge force in the world. Here is a little information from Wikipedia:
“Tel Aviv is home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), which has reached record heights since the 1990s. The Tel Aviv Stock exchange has also gained attention for its resilience and ability to recover from war and disasters. For example, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange was higher on the last day of both the 2006 Lebanon war and the 2009 Operation in Gaza than on the first day of fighting. Many international venture-capital firms, scientific research institutes and high-tech companies are headquartered in the city. Industries in Tel Aviv include chemical processing, textile plants and food manufacturers.
In 2016, the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) at Loughborough University reissued an inventory of world cities based on their level of advanced producer services. Tel Aviv was ranked as a alpha- world city.”
In the afternoon, Baruch and I greeted and chatted with many of the tour members before meeting with them to give instruction and overview of the tour. This was followed by a lovely dinner at the hotel.
The group then headed to the ancient city of Yafo (Joppa). I was not able to join the group, as I had a migraine, but I will share photos and description from others tomorrow.