Tel Aviv is the main city of Israel. Tel Aviv offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;
- Old city of Jaffa
- Tel-Aviv port and nightlife
- Yarkon park
- Eretz Israel museum
- Museum of the Jewish people, museum of modern art
- Bauhaus center
- Yitzhak Rabin Center
- Tel Aviv promenade and beaches
Israel declared Jerusalem it’s capital in 1950 but most countries have all their embassies and consulates in Tel Aviv. It’s easy to find a place to stay in Tel Aviv, there are hotels for all budgets.
Tel Aviv is a huge city, bigger than the capital Jerusalem. If you are a fan of taking landscape pictures of skyscrapers then there are countless angles to do this around the city. It’s possible to walk from Jaffa Port through the old city of Jaffa, then along the Tel Aviv promenade. Along this route you’ll come across thousands of photo opportunities. You can also visit a beach when you get far enough along the promenade.
The wishing bridge is located in the old town of Jaffa. On this wooden bridge you’ll find all the zodiac signs. Legend has it that if you stand with your hands on your zodiac sign looking out to the Mediterranean and make a wish, this wish will come true. I am a Libra so stood with my hands on the Libra sign. I did make a wish and I will update when and if it comes true.
At Jaffa Port you’ll find lots of bars and restaurants, you can visit for a meal, a coffee or a few beers. I’m not a foodie but being British I do appreciate fish and chips. Jaffa port is a great place to visit for nightlife, these fish and chips probably taste a little better after a few beers too!
You’ll be able to see the Azrieli Center from almost everywhere in Tel Aviv. It is possible to visit the Azrieli Center observation deck on the top floor of this building. From the observation deck you’ll be able to make fantastic photos of the city of Tel Aviv as well as the Mediterranean. In the basement of the building there’s one of the best shopping malls in Tel Aviv offering plenty of impressive restaurants as well as numerous shops. Adjacent to the Azrieli Center is the Hashalom train station where you find trains to most locations in Israel including Jerusalem and the airport.
From Tel Aviv I waited at a bus stop on Namir Road and asked the locals how to get Nazareth. I took bus 825 and the bus driver told me where to get off and change, I then took bus 750 to the center of Nazareth. As the locals speak English it’s incredibly easy to use the bus service.
An easier option to get to Nazareth would be an organized shuttle with Abraham Tours, this is a similar price as the bus and they’ll take you direct to your desired hotel in Nazareth.