Israel - Traveling
Diplomatic representations: List of Consulates and Embassies of Israel abroad
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Haifa has a metro (Carmelit) but the number of stations which it serves is less. It is thus an under-utilized mode of transport. Tel Aviv also has a metropolitan network. Shared or service taxis are the only means of public transport in the Palestinian Territories. The route presently possible is: Nahariya-Haifa-Tel Aviv-Beersheba. The Jerusalem - Tel Aviv line is closed for work.
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
Buses serve the entire country and cheaply, but the service is interrupted on Saturdays and the days of Jewish festivals. The train though less developed than bus is however less expensive. A service is provided between Tel Aviv and Beersheba, Tel Aviv and Nahariya and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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Traveling by yourself
Different forms of tourism
Various museums : to see the list of museums in Israel, click here.
Health and safety
Time difference and climate
Baba ghannoui eggplant caviar: eggplant puree in lime juice. Generally served in a plate or in a Ravier spread with small chopped onion and finely cut parsley as starter with pita bread.
Taratour: sesame sauce. Taratour is generally served with baked fish, vegetables pan fried vegetables. It is essential in preparation of chickpeas purée (hummus) or eggplant (baba ghannoui).
Other typical dishes are: Thina (sesame purée), Falafel (fried chickpea balls) and Shewarma (meat of turkey, calf or mutton in a pita).