Shopping Tips The best places to buy food and vegetables are outdoor food markets or in Hebrew  "shuk".The produce is both the cheapest and the freshest. The atmosphere in most shuks is also something to be savored. Supermarkets are less exciting
 places to be. The choice is a lot wider than in the outdoor markets, but the prices are a lot higher.
 Most supermarkets offer home delivery.
Money Exchange - Rule number 1: Do not exchange your money in a bank! The commission charged is astronomical! The Israeli public has been paying for years for the greed of the banking sector. The solution is to go to "Change" shops scattered around most city centers. They take no commission and equal the bank rates. Furthermore, don't change your money in the first place you find. Ask how much you get for your currency, then move on to the next place. Upon hearing the first quote, you will undoubtedly be offered a higher exchange rate. Continue until you know you've reached their top limit.
Transport - Buses and taxis dominate the modes of transport in Israel. The largest bus company, Egged, operates all over the country, but not inside Tel-Aviv.Bus fares are quite cheap, and the service is excellent. In Jerusalem, for example, a one price bus ticket costs a little over a dollar and a half, and you can travel for 90 minutes even if you change buses, or get on the new Jerusalem light rail, which runs across the city.


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