Sheruts are definitely the way to go, running 24 hours
I went to Tel Aviv the other night for the first time in a very very very long time. Despite the fact that Tel Aviv is technically pretty close, all that traveling on busses is enough to keep me away. I believe the last time was for WordCamp and iDrink. This time it was for a birthright israel party. An open bar birthright party, I might add. But Rebecca, you didn’t go on birthright, did you? No, I couldn’t since I had already been to Israel on organized tours. But luckily, Molly did, and she was able to get me in somehow. Here’s the crazy part.. Ivri Lider was invited to light the chanukah candles which was pretty surreal. The truth is, it could’ve been any Israeli- looking guy and I would’ve believed it was him (a little tip for the next celebrity planned at these events). And then he just stuck around like he wanted to be there. It felt good to feel young, get a little tipsy, and dance until 2am.
But I digress. I wanted to mention some tips I learned from my travels to that far off land of TA (Have it stand for what you will).
First, we took a sherut(shared taxi) from downtown Jerusalem, across from Kikar Zion (20 shekels before 11pm, and 25 shekels after 11pm). Can you believe it – no pushing, no shoving, no loud obnoxious people, just a civilized ride all the way from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. What a pleasure.
When we got to Tel Aviv, we took a sherut to Shenkin Street right from the parking lot. And even had a female driver, scrunchy, earrings, and all. And apparently, the sheruts within Tel Aviv and the ones returning to Jerusalem run 24 hours. This was definitely news to me. For a few more shekels, the sherut system is definitely the way to go.