One of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, Tel Aviv is certainly one to include on your travel list. Translated from Hebrew as meaning ‘The Hill of Spring’, this modern metropolis was founded in 1909 by several dozen families gathered on the sand dunes on the beach outside Jaffa – an ancient port in Israel. Since that time, it has grown to become the country’s second most populated city, and a holiday destination for over 2.5 million visitors each year.
With its shimmering beaches stretching over 8 miles along the coast, architecturally renowned buildings, incredible food and bustling shopping centers, it is not difficult to see why so many are drawn to the city of Tel Aviv. Such is its continuing expansion, it is a place that is ever-evolving, and in the words of Lonely Planet, it ‘has an air of perpetual renewal: flowers bloom, new restaurants open and there is always a party somewhere’.
Even its University is the busiest in the country. The intellectual epicenter of the city, Tel Aviv University has over 30,000 students enrolled in its courses, spread across 9 faculties and 106 departments – making it a veritable hub of knowledge and internationally-renowned research.