Shitty Parking

Illegally parked cars are a common sight in Israel . I find it amusing and some to be very creative… I am always amazed to see a car parked on the sidewalk! Parking tickets are handed out , fines are paid. Life goes on.

Finding a space can often be a challenge , it appears that there are more cars than parking spaces and a simple outing can turn to frustration 😦 it’s best to have a sense of humor and positive attitude about it because many of the offenders also double park and park behind you.

With gas or as they call it here ” petrol”  running about $8 USD per gallon (OUCH) walking and biking are not only the healthiest and greenest way to travel but are both the cheapest and least stressful way to get around .

Driving in Israel in general is not for the faint of heart …honking one’s horn is a commonly used driving tool and not considered to be rude …and I am not at all sure that Israelis are taught in driving school to look in the rear view mirror when changing lanes.

On a happy note Israel has well-organized national bus and rail system 🙂 I highly recommend it!

Meg

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