It's Old and Cold and Settled in Its Ways: Why Tel Aviv Trumps Berlin

The German capital lures Israelis. But if you stay too long, you'll find cheap housing is far from the city center, the nightlife gets stale and the chill of the winter will have you miss the Israeli heat waves.

Cheap apartments, beer for half the price and a cosmopolitan atmosphere – well, that’s what they say about Berlin. But when you touch down you’ll find a gap between reality and what the tour guides, television shows and websites are going on about.