Monday, August 18, 2008
Street dancing on Dizengoff: the Israeli rap generation
It seems like Tel Aviv is having a low level cultural war. Not one that you hear about in the newspapers or TV. The bar culture is being attacked by residents through city hall. No need for alarm, Tel Aviv is not going to be a dry city any time soon*. But there are rumors and and article here and there that "the city" is out to close bars in residential areas. Essentially they enforce a few noise and public smoking laws harshly. I heard of the noise issue from bar owners and bartenders. I also heard of the no-smoking "police" lurking around bars and the staff running around putting out cigarettes (fine of 1,000 shekel for patron, 5,000 for the establishment). If you are a bar kind of person you probably think this is unfair. Why have bars, give them permission to operate, have people come and find a place to socialize and create a community just to close it down for some noise and smoke excuse? If you own or just bought an expensive apartment in a good location you take the opposite side: why doesn't the city keep the city organized? Why can't we have quiet nights and smoke free places? Why do we have to live next to a virtual sex hotel where the young of the city come to enjoy anonymous sex** and a few good drinks? Well, there you have the issue at hand. As Tel Aviv becomes more cosmopolitan it attracts the kind of people who not only want but actually demand the bar scene. The "alcohol culture" which comes with other British and American imports (business, culture, people) is steadily making it's way into the Tel Aviv night life. The "kids" which you see in the bars are not going to be satisfied by Israeli folk dancing and telling stories around the campfire on the beach. That was fine for their grandparents. But if you are going to ask them to do high-tech software, banking, and advertising on international scale, with Europeans and Americans, they want to go to pubs and bars just like in London or LA. This is what in some cultures get banned. The Muslims and Christian fundamentalists mostly in Asia (that includes the Arab countries on the middle east) live in fear of corrupting their young ones. But the cost is freedom to society. Well, let the story continue, we will keep the story going as we see what is going on here. Please post a comment or send an e-Mail if you have any news on the matter - T H A N K S !
* a dry city or county in American slang is a location free of alcohol, both sale and consumption (in public places).
** there is an image of free sex in bar bathrooms has taken hold in Tel Aviv. Apparently this was a popular form of entertainment for the 20 something. From what you see today it's only in very few bars and very few people. Read More...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
In July 2008, UNESCO declared the White City (Tel Aviv) a world cultural heritage city. Tonight, July 3rd, 2008 - Tel Aviv will be celebrating the declaration with a city wide event that starts at 7:00PM and continues until dawn tomorrow. This is one night but over 100 separate events of all kinds and for every taste imaginable!
Tel Aviv knows how to throw a party, maybe better than any city out there. Not just for a few, not just for a special occasion, not just for the young! FOR EVERYONE! This is the forth year of the White Night festival in the city that never sleeps. Where bars and pubs close "when the last customer leaves".
Events taking place across the city include beach parties, dance parties in clubs and on open stages, theater, and music performances. Clubs, restaurants, and other sites also have specials for the day - all the way to the wee hours of the 4th of July. Some of the other treats are dance shows, Jazz and modern music, opera, and rock and roll shows.
Our city is going to party, like only Tel Avivians know how. Don't believe that crap on CNN, Israel is neither dangerous nor violent. Stop taking the word of ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, and CBC! You are not going to see any gun toting masked Palestinians or right wing extreamist "settlers" tonight here. Come to see our "White City" for the full night -- that's the W H I T E N I G H T ! !
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sam-d-man in his younger days could get ready for sex with a great hard-on with the slightest of sexual stimulation. For you seniors we all remember those wonderful days and nights! But don't give up. there is help for all uf us, if we shed our shyness and learn to approach sex like we do politics. Talk about it, don't be embarrassed. You're not the only one. We all have the same problem, that hard-on that just popped-up now needs a little help. Remember you younger guys, sometimes you need a little help too!
Viagra site, not just for Americans
Help is here with three drugs you may purchase at your local Kupat Cholim or drug store, they are Viagra, Leveitra and Cialis. All are somewhat subsidized by the national health service, which is more that can be said about other countries. The only hitch is you need a prescription from your doctor. Don't be so modest or embarrassed to discuss this situation with your doctor. My doctor is a very nice young lady. Sam-d-man swallowed his pride and explained to his doctor the problems I now had in getting a good erection and keeping it 'up'. She quickly checked my medical history and my medication and wrote me a script. THANK YOU DOC!
These medications may have some minor side effects and each are a bid different. Read and follow the directions in the box. Don't be modest, face your situation, talk to your doctor and don't let the doctor put you off. If your doctor doesn't want to talk about sex, get a new doctor. Have good sex - in the city (sam-d-man)
Unofficial Israeli web site selling sexsual performance drugs, just like in America!
The base price for these prescriptions is about 350 to 500 shekels (eight pills). The pharmacy will adjust the retail price according to your health plan. If you belong to an upgraded plan they will probably discount these drugs about 50%. check your insurance with your health plan before you make the purchase.Read More...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Editor's note: sam-d goes out and sees foolish behaviour in the sex dance of Tel Aviv. Bars with pick-up attitude are plenty, but men to behave the right way are a few... happy reading... Escort service web site, in Hebrew
You have met a girl and you feel a little heat between the two of you. You are hopping she feels the same heat. Hint number one, don't make some crude remark. This will for sure way to pour ice water on any possible connection. You must be a gentleman and still find out the lay of the land. Now that you have made the decision to take this budding relationship to step 2, what do you do? The next step is the touching and kissing stage. But what do I do? where do I touch? This is the first test on how the two of you will handle your fledgling way.
Seximo site from the popular circular you find on the steet
A quiet bar, few snacks and some straight talk. We all like to be touched but where is the question. Your girl has favorite places. Just ask her. How do you like your breasts touched? Do you want your vagina massages? Ask her where her favorite place to be touched. You may really be surprised. If she likes her breasts touched, ask her how soft - hard, etc. Don't be shy, she'll appreciate it.
Since kissing is part of step 2, it's best to find out how she likes to kiss. Hard - soft... it's best to know if a little biting is in order. Do you like it so far? try it. If not, end it now, it won't get any better. As for you girls if aren't satisfied with this talk, end it NOW ... more to come from sam-d-man
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A massage ad from Yad2.co.il Have you got the urge to have a lovely young lady massage your body? From head to toe? In Tel Aviv you have a choice of many different massage services. There are straight massage spas where for about $35- $60- (140 to 250 shekels) you will get a 50 minute body massage. They will require you to wear underwear and the masseurs will be dressed (masseuses are mostly women for straight men). The services are advertised in regular publications as well as on the Internet service and health listings.
Sensual Massage service ad
If you want an erotic massage with a 'modified sexual experience', these services are also available. You can find these services all over Tel Aviv, from the upscale norther neighborhoods all the way to the central bus station area, where foreign workers congregate. You will be told that 'no sex is provided' by the "girls". In Tel Aviv this means no oral or vaginal sex. While the masseurs will be dressed in a small bikini, NO SEX, means exactly that. Don't press the issue or you will be evicted from the premises. So enjoy the massage, find a 'friend' for the sex. In Israel the service are not illegal.
The service provided usually starts with a shower. It is advisable to take a shower, it makes for a nice prelude to the main event. The masseurs will than take off her cloths, either down to bikini underwear or all the way to nothing. At that point she will invite you to lay down on a table face down. A massage lasts from 30 minutes to 45 minutes, half way through the massage you will be asked to turn over and lie on your back. The erotic part will be at the very end. She will masturbate you and you are done. Enjoy your 'sex in the city' massage -- the city -- Tel Aviv //sam-d-man Read More...
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Escort and Massage Biz-Cards (read below)
Tonight you want to continue your nightlife your you may want to start at Bukowski, located at corner of Dizengoff and Frishman (39 Frishman). Come about 9:00 PM and stay until you want to go. This is a low priced bar with a friendly upbeat vibe. The service is charming and helpful. Music is basic 80's. This is a fun bar with an easy going feel. No Cover.
Now you may want to try the Levonitin located at 11 Levonitin just off Allemby. This spot has an oriental touch. The food is good and the music is different every night. Go to the Levontin and enjoy yourself and meet new people.
We will end this part of the nightlife tour of Tel Aviv at the Blounlich loacted at 32 Rothchild. This is a hot spot with stylish yuppie crowd. This bar has a good variety of drinks and alcohol. Music is 80's and 90's and dancing is a good here. You will find men and women flirting and teasing, while they enjoy their favorite drink. This bar is known as a pick-up joint. So, if you want to hook-up, see you at the Bloumlich. Opens at 9:00 PM, closes when the last customer leaves // sam-d-man
If you wonder around Tel Aviv early on Saturday morning, you may be baffled by the business cards on the ground. In Tel Aviv, massage, escort, rave and other "sex industry" services are advertised with business cards, post cards and fliers. It's probably a consequence of the strong Tel Aviv printing industry, which makes these cards cheap and quick to print (you can have 1,0000 cards for about 500 shekels). At first, it might seem that Tel Aviv has a large amount of these services. But in reality, you need to be on your toes to spot a sign tucked into a side street or between buildings to find these services. So don't worry about the "decadence" in the city, it's there, so you can have it -- but it will not encroach on your visit here! Read More...
Monday, September 3, 2007
Party Invitation, Vox Populi
Bars, pubs and clubs are great places to relax and hook-up with people. Not being an expert on the late night scene, I asked a young lady with direct personal experience for some information. Tel Aviv night life begins 'late' in comparison to other places, usually between 9 and 11 PM. The 'night' goes on all night until morning. You can expect people to be out every day of the week, but from Wednesday to Saturday the scene is really going strong. My friend Lilat gave me a good background on the night scene. Here are a few night spots that are active at this point in time (Summer 2007). Editor's note: notice that the club scene changes quickly in Tel Aviv, what you read here now may not be accurate in a few months. Ask around and get updated information from people who seem to know their night time scene.
Molly Bloom's, an Irish pub, 24 Raul Wallenberg, Ramat Ha'chayal, is a good place to start and evening. The bar has a small menu and there is a full dinner menu. Lilat suggests the deserts if you are going to start with bar food and a drink. There is a good selection of beer, wine, liquor and cocktails. The crowd is friendly in the age group of 25+. Molly Bloom's is open Friday from 9 PM to the 'last customer'. Sunday to Thursday open 8 PM to the last customer, no cover charge.
Lima Lima is located at Lilliablum 42 is a hot dance bar. Good drinks are served all night, 7 nights a week from 9 PM to the last customer. Lima Lima is where the beautiful people of Tel Aviv com to dance, groove to the music or just lounge in the bar. Go to Lima Lima for fun int he city, no cover.
// sam-d-man from Tel Aviv Read More...
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Look for a mate for the night or if you have one, you may like to try "Mate" the bar. This is a neat small bar at 226 Dizengoff near Jabotinsky in north Tel Aviv. There is a comfortable bar that will accommodate 15 - 20 people. Also there are numerous tables for your enjoyment. The Mate has a wide variety of beer, wine, liquors and cocktails.
The Mate also has a variety of bar food available for it's customers. The menu changes, but you can usually find hummus, stuffed grape leaves, cheese and deli meat plates on the menu.
You will also usually find numerous men and women who like to hook up for the night. A popular spot for sport watching on a hot game night. This is a nice neighborhood bar for a night or just a drink and 'hello, how are you...' The Mate also has a big screen TV and usually provides any hot sporting event for viewing to its customers. There is no cover charge or minimum at the 'Mate'
Enjoy the city - enjoy the mate, sam-d-man Read More...
Friday, August 31, 2007
ILLEGAL gambling in Neveh Shaanan
The other day I had a conversation with a friend about the "good" and the "bad" of Tel Aviv life. By that I mean what we referred to as the 'nice' things that happen here. And... the 'not so nice' things that go on every day but we usually don't talk about (gambling, sex, smoking, drinking, etc.) When we started out this blog, we wanted to put a positive 'face' to the writing. Not because we are "selling" or doing a "PR job", but because there is so much negative writing, intensely focused on things that do not affect our daily life (terrorism, politics, nationalism, crime, etc.)
So what do we do about the "good life" that is not exactly "nice"? Well, we want to hear from you. Some would say it goes in a different blog, in one with "adult" content. Some say, tag each story with an "adult" label, then we can skip it if we want. Some would say - this part is a "negative" to Tel Aviv. If the sex trade is negative in Atlanta and Milan, it's negative in Tel Aviv! PERIOD, end of story. So what does "negative" content has to do with a "positive" blog?
We think that "adult" life is sometimes a "good" part of life. Cheating on your wife or mate is not at all good. Spending your salary on card games is not good when you need to feed the baby and pay the rent. But men hire women for pleasure, they gamble for excitement and drink for fun. There is nothing unique about Tel Aviv, Israelis or the time we live in today. We also think that Tel Aviv DOES NOT have the extremes that we hear about in other places. For the most part the "sins of life" here are VERY tame. We are not naive to think that nobody spends the salary on drugs instead of diapers and formula, but on a whole, Israel and Tel Aviv have not seen the crazy epidemics of Europe and America. Actually, that innocence is what attracts people to Tel Aviv. Not only the ones looking for a "nice" place to live or visit, but also the ones that are looking for a little "naughty" in a vacation or " 'round the corner".
Finally, we think that NOT writing about what you see on the street is somewhat of a "PR job" by itself. We set out to give you a positive - YET - accurate view of Tel Aviv. That means, what it would be for you to walk, talk, smell and BE here. We don't know what you like EXACTLY, but, we see people going about life, enjoying the city, and we write about it. The process is made up of lots of small decisions, some as simple as "how" to ask a question and what to photograph, but some are complex as "what" to write about and what to leave out. Anyway, we believe that the "sins of life" are something that Tel Aviv does "well" - if such thing can be said.
Anyway, back to the dilemma: we also heard that most people, knowing the "sins of the city" simply want to read about "nice of the city". Nobody is naive about things, we all know of the darker side of life. But, we still want to read, vacation, work and live in a "nice place". Anyway, a little dilemma to get the creative writing juices going. So please... write us...
So, what do you have to say??? Tell us what you think. We will post the results and let you know what will happen. Once again, enjoy 'the city' and come play if you like... Read More...
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Cover of Sexymo magazine
You have just landed in Israel and checked in your 'In The City' (Tel Aviv) hotel. Now, you are looking for entertainment, the "adult" kind. I'll tell you NOW, you are in the right place for that!
Remember Tel Aviv's 24/7 lifestyle? The laws in the city allow ANY activity between consenting adults as long as it's not against other laws. Sex with minors (under 18) will get you into trouble. Meeting someone in a bar, pub or another public place - and doing something with them, is strictly your own business. Paying money to an escort or a prostitute for sexual favors in not illegal. But Tel Aviv has not gone as far as Amsterdam and allowed prostitutes to display themselves openly, just keep it discreet. Enjoy yourself, and don't worry too much about getting in trouble with the police.
There are many locations that provide 'sex in the city'. You may spend from $40 to $350 for sex or an erotic massage. There are many massage parlors in the city. They are concentrated in some areas, but they are also sprinkled in the streets adjacent to the beach area and the the "old north". These places will provide you with a young lady for a full body massage for somewhere in the area of $40 to $50.
There are also brothels in the city. A visit here will cost you anywhere from $50 to $100 depending on how much time you want to spend and the specific services you request. For the most part, there is not much bargaining over price. The young ladies have patience and plenty of business, so they don't mind turning down business if it looks like "trouble".
Page from Sexymo magazine
If you want a young lady as an escort, these services are also available. If you want company for a night out or sex, it's all negotiable. These services are more expensive and usually start at about $250 per night. The escort service will provide you with a girl who speaks your language. Tel Aviv reflects the international flavor, there are girls who speak all the western languages and most of the Asian ones, including central Asian and eastern European languages.
Information about escort and massage services you will find on newspaper stands in many city locations. Two magazines are distributed free, Seximo and Banana. These are mostly in Hebrew, so get someone to translate for you and have someone who can speak Hebrew when you call. Otherwise they will probably hang up on you (sam-d has tested this "problem", but with a little help he was able to break the language barrier!) If you absolutely need an English, French, Spanish or German speaker, keep on trying different services, there are lots to choose from. (Editor's note: you can also find the info on web sites: B-Sexy, Seximo). Tel Aviv also have a good selection of sex shops. The signs are usually in multiple languages, so keep your eyes open. You will not find fancy graphics here, just a allusion to the "stock" inside. These only sell sex toys, videos and clothing. Store staff may be able to point you to the an appropriate service.
Good luck and have fun 'in the city' - sex in the city... remember, it's L E G A L ! ! Read More...