Cities in Israel
There’s obviously more cities in Israel, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.
What is the top gay cities in Israel?
Honey, the top gay city in Israel has to be Tel Aviv! This fabulous city is known for its vibrant gay scene, beautiful beaches, and happening nightlife. You can also find some LGBTQ+ friendly vibes in Jerusalem and Eilat.
What currency is used in Israel?
In Israel, they use the Israeli Shekel (ILS) as their currency. Don't worry, darling, most places accept credit cards too, so you can shop till you drop without always needing cash!
Is it expensive in Israel?
Well, sugar, it depends on your taste. Israel can be a bit on the pricier side, especially in cities like Tel Aviv. However, with a bit of planning, it's possible to find more budget-friendly options for accommodation, food, and activities.
Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Israel?
For most travelers, all you'll need is a valid passport to visit Israel. Some countries are exempt from visa requirements, but it's always best to check the Israeli consulate or embassy in your home country for the latest information on entry requirements.
Is Israel gay friendly?
Israel is quite gay-friendly, especially compared to other countries in the region. Tel Aviv is a gay haven with its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene and progressive attitude. However, public displays of affection might be frowned upon in more conservative or religious areas.
Is gay marriage allowed in Israel?
Unfortunately, gay marriage is not legally recognized in Israel at the moment 😕. However, the Israeli government does recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the country for some legal benefits.
Can I use English in Israel?
Absolutely, darling! Most Israelis speak English quite fluently, so you shouldn't have any trouble communicating in English during your fabulous vacation.
Should I leave a tip for a waiter in Israel?
Yes, honey! It's customary to leave a tip of about 10-15% for waitstaff in Israel. They'll appreciate your generosity!
What's the best time of year to visit Israel?
The best time to visit Israel would be during spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) when the weather is pleasant and not too hot. Not to mention, the Tel Aviv Pride Parade in June is a must-attend celebration for LGBTQ+ travelers!
What's the local language in Israel, and how do I say basic phrases?
The official language in Israel is Hebrew. Here's a fabulous list of useful and fun phrases to help you blend in:
Hello: שלום (Shalom)
Thank you: תודה (Toda)
You look fabulous: אתה נראה מקסים (Ata nire meksim / At nire meksima)
Where's the gay bar?: איפה הבר הגאי? (Eifo ha-bar ha-gei?)
What's the local cuisine like in Israel, and what are some must-try dishes?
Israeli cuisine is a delightful mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African flavors. Here are some must-try dishes, darling:
Hummus: You can't miss this creamy chickpea delight!
Falafel: These fried chickpea balls are simply divine!
Shakshuka: A scrumptious dish of poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.
Challah: Sweet and fluffy braided bread that's perfect for dipping into hummus.
What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Israel?
In case of an emergency, dial
100 for the police
101 for an ambulance
102 for the fire department
Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Israel?
When in Israel, it's advisable to dress modestly when visiting religious sites, avoid loud and excessive public displays of affection, and respect the local traditions and religious customs. Just be your fabulous self while being culturally sensitive!