10 Tips to Survive the Boiling Israeli Summer Like a Local

The Fellowship  |  July 5, 2019

Teddy Park Fountain in Jerusalem

In Israel, it can get pretty hot … summer weather can stretch between April and October, so Israel21c shares some tips to survive the heat!

6) Find the nearest (free) water park

Water parks are fun, but who wants to fork over money for an entrance fee, and then deal with massive lines? Luckily Israel is a family-friendly place, a fact evident in the sheer number of well-kept children’s playgrounds you can find across the country. Come summer, some of these parks transform into free public water fountain parks! Visit Teddy Park in Jerusalem or Gan B’Ivrit in Rishon LeTzion to see what we mean.

7) Make your own fruit shakes/ice pops

Israeli kids may live off shlukim (push pops) and barad (slushies) in the summertime but buying these items plus other favorites like fresh fruit shakes and the beach-side favorite — watermelon and feta-like Bulgarian cheese — can get expensive, fast.

Making shakes and natural ice pops like these at home is a snap if you have some basic equipment. Try this recipe using some of the glorious Israeli fruits available during this time of year such as giant sweet-as-candy mangoes and sublimely refreshing fresh figs.

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