Masa Israel Journey Blog

August 10, 2016

Six years ago I embarked on an unknown journey that changed my life. As a fresh-faced English grad from King’s College, Cambridge I had no idea what I would do in Israel, but I knew I needed to be in Israel and be a part of its incredible energy.

 

Kibbutz life had always sparked my interest and so did learning Hebrew, so I did what many new Olim do, I moved to a kibbutz, started Ulpan and worked in the kitchen.

 

It didn’t take long for me to realize the kibbutz life wasn’t for me; I knew I was a city person. Like many people that come to Israel, the start-up scene, abundance of innovation and thriving entrepreneurs entranced me. I wanted to break into this scene but was never quite sure how.

 

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August 10, 2016

People-watching at one of the many upbeat cafes in Berlin sure does seem exciting. That scene, however, is absolutely nothing compared to what you can see walking through the shuk in Jerusalem. At any point during the day, or the night, the city’s heart is always beating.


The Nightlife

Going out at night in Berlin is great and relatively inexpensive, but you can get the same thing and SO much more in Jerusalem.  During the day the shuk is filled with markets, yet once the sun goes down they close up their shops and the entire street switches moods. You can turn down one side street and find a huge dance floor, turn another corner and smoke hookah, or find yourself in a hidden beer garden.

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August 08, 2016

By: Andria Kaplan Aylyarov

 

You’ve been counting down the years until it was time to study abroad, and the time is now.  You’ve  narrowed it down to Barcelona and Tel Aviv – both jam packed with beaches, vibrant cultures and some of the world’s best nightlife.


Whatever city you decide to go with you’ll be adapting to a new way of life, with each country offering different vibes.

 

If you find it hard to choose which city is perfect for you, here are some things to consider (we’re obviously here to push you to eat so much falafel you can’t breathe and chill on the beach as much as possible):

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