Hello there and welcome to this UCPlaces tour of the exciting city of Tel-Aviv, Israel! My name is Dave and I can’t wait to show you around.
Be ready to see some beautiful beaches and amazing architecture. Shop at high-end stores and fun, bustling markets. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, and streetside bakeries. But most of all, prepare to just feel the Tel-Aviv life, including plenty of traffic, but friendly drivers. It’s all part of the Tel-Aviv experience!
As we drive, I’ll be sure to tell you all sorts of fun and interesting facts about this incredible city. For starters, “Tel” means an archaeological site. “Aviv” means spring. The source of the name however, is Tel-Abib (a fact most Tel-Avivians will not be aware of) it’s from the book Ezekiel, Ezekiel 3:15.
Tel-Abib was a place in Babylon and the original name means a place of ruins. The translation to Tel-Aviv means the opposite, a place that blossoms. The witty translation was created by Nahum Sokolov, who has a street named after him not far from where you are right now.
Now that we know the meaning behind the name, we are ready to go! Please follow your navigation to our first Point of Interest.