Believe it or not, beaches ARE popular here. Who would have guessed? Taken from a sidewalk overlooking the beach, looking southward. The city in the distance is an older city called Jaffa. And yep, that blue stuff- that's the Mediterrean Sea.
At one of the Tel Aviv train stations. The people in the greenish-brown uniforms are Israeli soldiers and are all between high school and college- no one goes to college before serving in the Israeli military. That goes for men AND women. And even though you can't see them in this picture, they are ALL carrying guns.
LOOK!! They have roads and cars here too!! This is a view of something they call a "highway"...this crazy "mega-road" runs north and south through Tel Aviv. On the left is a train station. These Israeli's...what WILL they think of next??