Just Say No to Pithy Oranges: Blog Challenge 2008, Day 3

July 11, 2008 at 3:17 am 3 comments

(my) Theme: Pick a dream travel destination you’ve never visited and write a detailed account of your perfect day there!

Dream Day: Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel is a new one for my travel list. And it’s an extra dream location because I’m sure I’ll be apprehensive to even consider traveling to the wonderful land that is Israel for a very long time. Sad, I know. Sad, that war, violence, and hate are keeping so many of us from discovering beautiful countries and cultures. But enough about the sad and more about this dream day!

I would arrive in Tel Aviv fresh and lively….because I would have flown first class (with the seats that transform into fluffy beds of heaven [with chocolates on the pillows]) and been able to sleep the majority of the flight with my best girlfriend in tow.

Upon arriving to the airport we wouldn’t be greeted by uniformed IDF soldiers with machine guns, rather helpful airport attendants who helped us on our way into a cab. The cab heading of course towards the hotel that boasts the most luxurious pool and cabana area. We’d drop our luggage, grab a quick drink by the pool where we’d dangle our feet about and quickly set off on foot.

I think I’ll be hungry by now so we’ll meander to the Hakarmel Market in the heart of Israel’s most popular city. While there we’d stock up on olives, fresh figs, and pistachios while playing the “market” game with the boisterous vendors. The boardwalk along the Israeli Mediterranean Coast would be the next stop where we’d window shop for great swim suits for an upcoming swim and possibly the most perfect pair of Israeli made heels :-) Talking with locals (we’d be fluent in Hebrew of course) and admiring the look that all Israeli men have would be followed by snacking on street food like watermelon with chunks of feta garnished with mint and lemon juice.

A quick jump in the ocean would prompt hunger pangs. Back at the hotel we’d slip into our most fabulous cocktail dresses and frolick to Doxa, the chicest place to have a reservation in Tel Aviv. The menu is small but of divine quality. A main course that night would be something like ricotta/lemon stuffed ravioli with a light citrus reduction. Drinks would be expensive but extremely worth every toxic sip and dessert would be sweet, tart, and scandalous…………..in Tel Aviv.


Entry filed under: Everyday Ramblings.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. erin :: the olive notes  |  July 11, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    yep, sounds like a great dream day to me. I’d love to go there as well, but would be apprehensive at this time. That watermelon treat looks great!

  • 2. Alec  |  July 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    AhhH!!! Good one, PL. And so detailed! (I should have included something about you bringing some Texan cowboy boots down to Argentina!)

    But I hear that yes – Israel is dangerous, but not necessarily as much as it’s made out to be in the news. I’ve got a friend living there now and she became fluent in Hebrew in something like a month! And apparently, both the men and the food are something to write home about.

    I’m down if you’re down! I’m going to go buy some lottery tickets or sell a kidney or something… tell me it wouldn’t be worth it for an Israeli cabana boy? Well, cabana man.

  • 3. Eryn Chandler  |  July 11, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    erin: ah thanks! and yes I want to savor every bit of that treat……with a glass of ice cold lemonnade :-)

    alec: i thought you’d enjoy it. and i’ll bring a dusty pair of rough and tough cowboy boots from tx to argentina. I love horseback riding. did i ever tell you that? and apparently in argentina they have a special breed of horses that trots in a very fanciful manner.

    we’d of course ride the fanciful trotters :-)

    and is your friend a language ninja?!?!?! learned hebrew in a month? geeze! i have a friend from college whose broham fought in the IDF for a few years and her family would visit all the time without regard.

    i’m sure it’s hyped to be more dangerous than it is……but yeahhhhh you know…


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