Tel Aviv wasn’t what I thought of when I thought of Israel. After a great stay in traditional, religious Jerusalem, I kind of expected more of the same. But when I traveled to Tel Aviv by sherut, or shared taxi, I discovered a place as cosmopolitan and trendy as any beachside city on the Mediterranean.
In the homestretch of my 90 under 30 Travel Project, I visited countries in Southeast Asia in February and South America in March. With time running out, I focused my April travel on the Middle East, making Israel the 89th country on my list. In honor of counting countries, I will write about my travels to Jerusalem in a post-by-numbers.