This morning I was struggling with the decision of booking a day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea for tomorrow or not. On the one hand I’d like to see these places, on the other hand there are only few days left in Tel Aviv and I’d love to spend every minute at the beach. I really love it here and have yet decided I must come back! And to be honest: it’s okay to stay all day long on your own at the beach reading a good book (currently I’m reading the great “Time Will Tell” by Mira Magén, a famous Israeli writer, and the story takes place at Tel Aviv beach), but I like it much better to share the experience of travelling to interesting places with someone. For my Mum already told me she liked the idea of going to Israel with me and she also is absolutely into religion, I’m planning on coming back with her, and doing all the stuff together I’ve missed this time. So, I will stay in Tel Aviv the rest of the time, which feels perfectly alright to me. My favorite beach so far is the Metzitzim with a real nice beach bar (great music) … and what can be wrong about chilling in the sun ogling the surfer boys or topless joggers?