• images

Welcome to HotspOTs Israel

Hi, my name is Joanne Nihom. I am originally from Holland, and have been living in Israel for the past few years. I wrote HotspOTs Israel, a Travel Guide with a Difference with Esther Voet. Here I will keep you […]

  • tn

Tel Aviv For Free

Tel Aviv is hip. Tel Aviv is hot. Tel Aviv is trendy. Tel Aviv is shops, sea, beach, galleries, crazy people, bicycles, many dogs, beautiful boys, beautiful girls, walking, running, expensive shops, the market, fun at night, fun at day!  […]

  • Tel Aviv 13. The Tel Aviv experience credit Mikaela Burstow

Tel Aviv’s top 6 hidden hotels

Looking for something different to stay at. Not the usual hotel. Straying from the well-trodden path can be unnerving, but these lesser-known hotels in Tel Aviv will convince you that the risk is often well worth it. At least three […]

  • thHVP8Q5ZW


The Alexander Stream is one of the few year-round streams on the northern coastal plain. Located north of Netanya, the stream is home to soft-shell turtles, which can reach a size of 1.20 meters and a weight of 50 kilograms. The […]

  • הדמיות-שרונה-מרקט-Sarona-Market-1H-680x382

A Haven for Foodies

The Sarona complex, a 140-year-old former Templar colony that has since been recently renovated to house a range of upscale restaurants, boutiques, is in our guide. But ! this month it opened a  a delectable market haven for foodies. Inspired […]

  • 6178008099084640360no

Vegan Paradise

Israel is leading a vegan revolution, with some 400 food establishments certified as “vegan friendly”, including the only vegan Dominos Pizza in the world.Tel Aviv beat out Berlin, New York and Chennai, India becoming US food website “The Daily Meal’s” […]

  • 10847595_771393076275710_2052405372167451597_o

Lady Gaga

They are funny, weird, strange, great, lovely. Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood. Since his graduation Kobi worked as a freelance footwear designer and very successful. His biggest fan: Lady Gaga.  And she is right … […]

  • myphoto(1)


Located in a historical building in Zichron Ya’akov you will find the First Aliyah Museum which recounts the journey of the pioneers who came to Israel during the First Aliyah, 1882-1903. It shows their hardships and struggles. A small museum […]


Hang on to your hat

If you love hats, Justine Studio is the place to go to. All the designs are fully handcrafted, and are based upon the old art of traditional hat making.  Every hat designed by Yael Cohen is fun, original and cheeky. And if you […]

  • agam1_P

Fun to Know



credit picture: PR