ITM Tel Aviv/Jaffa & Israël Centraal - 1:12.000 / 1:220.000
Als er voor een land of streek helemaal geen kaart meer te vinden is om te fietsen dan hebben we gelukkig altijd nog de ITM-kaarten (International Travel Map). De schaal lijkt voor de fietser te grof, er kan echter goed mee gefietst worden. Meer wegen dan op de kaart staan zijn er meestal gewoonweg niet, zelfs de dirt-roads zijn meestal nog terug te vinden. Veel kaarten zijn inmiddels waterbestendig. Hoogte wordt aangegeven middels kleurvlakken.
Over de kaart van Tel Aviv/Jaffa & Israël
This map resulted from our visit to Israel a couple of years ago. We got lost in Tel Aviv and wasted a lot of time trying to find our way to where we were staying. Although quite good maps of Tel Aviv exist, most are in Hebrew and are very "Israeli". We decided to do a map that combined the newish city of Tel Aviv with its older and more exotic neighbour, Jaffa, which is currently dominated by those of a non-Jewish orientation. Jaffa is the ancient port used by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and traders plying the Silk Road to China. Its old town is quite compact and a treat to explore. Tel Aviv is the practical capital of Israel, despite Trump's attempt to inflame passions by saying he will move the US embassy to Jerusalem. Israel is always a high-explosives-on-a-short-fuse kind of country; lovely to visit, but stressful. Tel Aviv is a cultured and sensible Mediterranean city with gorgeous beaches, modern buildings, and a feeling of prosperity. We found it to be a 'normal' city in comparison to other parts of the country that we visited. The other side of the sheet forms a detailed map of the central portion of Israel, from Haifa to Beersheba to the Dead Sea, so includes the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as well as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and most sites of a religious nature, so satisfies pilgrims as well as the explorer. My favourite site was Acre, now called Akko, which is still a walled city.