Monday, November 1, 2010

Lonely Planet: Tel Aviv is one of the top three cities in the world

Tel Aviv is one of the worlds' top cities for 2011, according to Lonely Planet.

Ansd we all know Lonely Planet is objective. We've already read their glowing praise for Roots the elegant Gaza City restaurant

Roots is where important people dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu, though, since alcohol isn't served, there's no washing it down with a good vintage of anything other than Coke. .

From the Lonely Planet website
Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill. Hedonism is the one religion that unites its inhabitants. There are more bars than synagogues, God is a DJ and everyone’s body is a temple. Yet, scratch underneath the surface and Tel Aviv, or TLV, reveals itself as a truly diverse 21st-century Mediterranean hub. By far the most international city in Israel, Tel Aviv is also home to a large gay community, a kind of San Francisco in the Middle East. Thanks to its university and museums, it is also the greenhouse for Israel’s growing art, film and music scenes.

Beautiful vibrant Tel Aviv, founded in 1909 has always been a haven for cultural diversity in Israel. A center for music, theater and the arts, it offers something for everyone- from the fire dancers on Chinky beach to the upscale shopping on Sheikin Street.

Thank you Lonely Planet.

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