If you are planning a trip to Israel, you just came to the right place.
Here are 10 things you need to know about Israel.
First Tip – Entering Israel
Israel has a very strong border. Many visitors should visit “the room” to answer many questions about your travels. Airport officials ask about your visit and his previous travels in other countries. Your answer should have many details. They do not stamp your passport due to tensions with other countries. But do not misplace the immigration document you receive because you will need it when you arrive at your hotel and when you leave the country.
Second Tip – Jewish Culture
Israel is the only officially Jewish country in the world. You should expect to find Jewish culture. Its calendar and customs are in accordance with the Jewish culture. Working days are from Sunday to Thursday And the best night out is on Friday.
Third Tip – “The Shabbat”
“Shabbat” is a day when Jews move their attention from the world to their loved ones. They avoid consuming and causing harm to the world. This includes no work, no phones without email, without driving a car without flying in airplanes and sometimes without electricity. It is a very beautiful concept. But it is not very good if you are visiting Israel that day. Most business / shops stores are closed.
Fourth Tip – Good and Diverse people
Many Israelis were born in another country – or their parents were born in another country. They are very friendly and open-minded. “Hello!” “Hi!” They are very direct and almost everyone speaks English – and with a very sweet accent. In my opinion, the Israelis are some of the most beautiful people.
Fifth Tip – The Army
All Israelis must serve in the army for 2 to 3 years. You will often see soldiers on the streets. Some of them are holding guns But do not worry – it’s all for safety.
Sixth Tip – Security
Israel is a country that is still at war. Fortunately, most Israelis do not face war on a daily basis. That’s because the country has strong security. For example, shopping malls have security checkpoints.
Seventh Tip – The food
The food is delicious. Because Israel is in the Mediterranean Sea, you will find fresh seafood and vegetables. Israel is also a haven for vegans. Israel has the world’s largest concentration of vegans. An Israeli restaurant that does not have options for vegans will leave the market. Even large chains like Domino’s or Pizza Hut have vegan options on their menus. Do not miss the hummus and the Tahine and fresh juice, which you can find all over Tel Aviv. This is delicious!
Eighth Tip – Climate and the Environment
The weather is great: hot and sunny! During the summer it has an average rainfall of 0. The winter is warm and cozy. The beaches are great with white sand and warm, clear waters on a beautiful coastline. The city is also very pretty, with tree-lined avenues with Bauhaus buildings and other modern buildings reflecting the country’s progress. Being outside is part of Israeli culture so enjoy some time outdoors. You can easily walk places in Tel Aviv. And maybe you can ride a bike.
Ninth Tip – Parties
The first thing you need to know about Jerusalem is it is incredibly old. It’s over 5,000 years old, with the real history kicking of 3,500 years ago when King David basically brought together 12 tribes to form the Kingdom of Israel, and made Jerusalem its capital. Jerusalem of Gold is actually one of the oldest cities remained.
Tenth and Last – History
Israel tells the story of human civilization and of the world’s major religions. You can understand a lot of world history by looking at Israel. It’s incredible! If you love history as I do I am confident that you will love Israel.