Cool facts about Israel

Cool Facts:
  • Tel Aviv is 7 Hours ahead of Eastern Time. So, it might be 8am Eastern time, but 3pm Tel Aviv time!
  • Coke and other soft drinks are much more expensive here!
  • Starbucks does not exist here (it was shut down a couple years ago); The substitute is Aroma Coffee
  • Taxis do not accept credit cards here (bring cash!)
  • Service Taxis are common in Israel; The Monit Sherut (service taxi) holds up to 10 people and goes along bus routes!
  • Tip is around 10-15% usually
  • Separate checks for meals are not common!
  • The malls are large and complicated with very odd layouts!
  • Cats are everywhere! but actually….and not the ones for petting usually
  • The currency in Israel is the NIS, new israeli shekel!
  • A game people play on the beach in israel is called Matkot- a game between two players, each with a ping pong paddle, hitting a small rubber ball back and forth (like tennis) along the beach
  • The produce in Israel is much better! Except you cannot find every type of produce like limes!
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I fly to IsraelMay 29th, 2012
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