Month: April 2015

The MARKET HOUSE Hotel, Tel Aviv

Beside people, nature and surroundings, my accommodation has always been the gist of spending a good holiday. I love living authentically. To feel less like a tourist and more like a local. This is why I’m used to choosing AirBnB apartments. I have to admit, though, I have a soft spot for sublime hotels (who doesn’t?) and when I came across The MARKET HOUSE Hotel, I knew I had to book this beautiful spot. Arrived there, I knew we had made the right choice. If I could type down the splendid oriental scent that met us in the entrance hall and would await us every morning henceforth, believe me: I would. Other than that lovely fragrance it was particularly the interior style which turned this small hotel right in the midst of Old Jaffa into a darling place. Copper details, marble tapware and industrial design made us feel at home (or alternatively in Copenhagen) easily. Oh, and the food…! True to type the rooms were no exception. Even though they were all quite small, you found enough room to …

Travelling Tel Aviv – Old Jaffa

Welcome to Old Jaffa! I’ve been wanting to travel to Tel Aviv quite some time now but never put it into practice for the one or other reason. Earlier this year my longing for this city arouse again and this time flights were booked promptly. So here’s my little guide to Old Jaffa, an old and traditional part of the otherwise aspiring and gentrifying city.    One of the most beautiful things to do here is strolling the historical port during mild spring evenings. Have some fresh fish (and be prepared to get a plate of 30 different mezze and of course loads of hummus without asking), look out to the stormy sea and drink in the irresistibly oriental flair. Apart from being beautifully traditional, Old Jaffa also reveals its vivid, juvenile side. Youth runs like a golden thread through whole Tel Aviv: Young men exercise at the beach topless, ambitious to be as well-conditioned as those doing their military service some 100 metres over, clubs and bars are open every day of the week and still they all dream …