The big flying bugs here may be off-putting, but they won't hurt you and they mostly come out at night.
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
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Long-haired ladies, ignore this hair accessory's funny name and grab it to keep your locks off your neck and secured in a perfect bun.
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The cacophony of the flea market is replaced by the jive of jazz, once a week after sunset. And it's free.
Hungry? Well, if it's the weekend, head to Dizengoff Center for a sampling of Jewish and other ethnic cuisines.