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Tel Aviv celebrated its 100th birthday this spring, but this lively city on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean could just as easily be taken for a vivacious and confident 20-something.

The city's modernist architecture has UNESCO World heritage status, but the most distinctive feature of the shabbier, yet decidedly cooler "Miami of the Middle East," is its boisterous atmosphere.

Tel Aviv is also a city of fascinating paradoxes: a single sex religious beach lies adjacent to a gay beach; on the Jewish holiday of Passover, there is virtually no bread to be found in the city, yet many restaurants serve rather un-kosher pork and seafood dishes. Read full article »

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