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.
supermarkets offer home delivery.
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.
- 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