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Date:April 12th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely going to be getting one of those too :) I'll mostly be in Haifa, which is English-heavy.

I don't have much planned outside of work this trip. Is Tel Aviv worth spending time in vs. more time in Jerusalem? Any experience you found particularly powerful in either city (or really, anywhere in Israel?)
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Date:April 12th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Jerusalem is a very unique (and kind of fucked-up) place.

Tel-Aviv is cool, but not that unique relative to other major cities around the world.

Haifa -- the gardens are awesome, but otherwise the city is unremarkable.

The city of Akko (Acre) near Haifa is interesting though.
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Date:April 12th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
I found Jerusalem much more striking than Tel Aviv, during the brief time I spent in both places. Tel Aviv struck me as much like any other large, prosperous, tourist heavy coastal city. Nice place, beautiful beaches, probably has great nightclubs, but not really unique. Jerusalem, on the other hand, really is unique. Just wandering through the city is an experience.
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