Today was a good first day in Israel. I met many of the local people and walked on the beach. Now as beaches go it was not bad. In addition to the beach it was nice to try the local, food, drinks and other local pleasures. I was surprised how easy it was to make friends. The evening in the beach clubs was more than fun and the people were quick to talk and tell you about their Israel. I met many people from LA and Boston that were also Israeli citizens. In addition I ended up in many political conversations, something that I tend to stay away from.
So, overall, Tel Aviv is pretty amazing. I will have to come back soon. Today I will pack up and head to the old city. Jerusalem! This is something that I look forward to and I will make sure to stay out of political and religious conversations!