My friends gave me lists of places I just had to eat at, tips to avoid getting ripped off as a tourist, and the best beaches to visit. It was that last one that got me — the beach. Where I would inevitably have to wear… a swimsuit. Swimsuit: what a terrible name for this thing that barely covers any of your body, exposing your insecurities to the world. In the paradoxical land of fast food and super models, being a curvy my preferred term to refer to my shape girl in America was definitely difficult. I felt self-conscious eating in front of people, thinking they would judge me for being fat and eating too much. Boys never liked me. Afraid to show my body to anyone, I had successfully avoided public swimming situations for years.
No need to overdress
Have you heard the story of Israeli fashion blogger Zohar Vasilevitsky? Still, brings with it an issue that in itself is quite timeless. Zohar, however, is empowered by her curvy figure. Image Courtesy of Zohar Vasilevitsky. He lined up the photos side by side and told his Facebook audience that most of the women in the world look like Zohar, but that most of the women should look like the body builder, implying they would if they worked out in the gym and worked out with him. She was hurt, offended, and insulted, but not for the reason you might think. Sure, it was traumatic to have your photo taken and posted without your consent. Still, the real insult was obvious — this fitness instructor was making a generalization about Zohar and all full-figured women everywhere. He was saying that there was a reason for them to be ashamed of their bodies.
An Instagram account where beautiful Israeli soldiers show off their sexy snaps has attracted tens of thousands of followers. All Jewish Israeli citizens are required to complete national service at the age of 18 — including girls, who must serve a minimum of two years in the armed forces. But although they have to deal with heavy weaponry and gruelling training, the girls are not afraid to show off their fun, playful side, posting sexy snaps of them sunning themselves in bikinis or posing in their underwear. Pictures of the women, mostly in their late teens and early twenties, posing in their military uniform are juxtaposed with their bikini pictures on the Instagram page dedicated to attractive female Israeli soldiers. Scroll down for video. The Hot Israeli Army Girls page dedicated to beuatiful female soldiers already has more than 34, followers. The Instagram fan page features pictures of more than 2, different stunning soldiers. Pictures of the women posing in their military uniform are juxtaposed with their bikini pictures.
It is completely normal for a woman to just hand over her number out of the blue, or for a man to join a conversation between two girls to ask if you want to go for coffee. Keep in mind, they will also find it very easy to break up with you the moment they feel like it, without much explaining or preparing. It is absolutely okay to go out on a date with a pair of jeans and sneakers and for a girl to not put heavy make up on. Tel Avivians love the clean, naturally-pretty look and adopt a pretty laid back dress code. Israeli men and women are flirty, particularly in Tel Aviv. Young Israelis are usually very open and close with their families and they love inviting whoever they are dating for a Shabbat meal, which essentially means meeting the family. In fact, that is even early. First off, WhatsApp. Talking on the phone, however last decade it may be, is always a preferred way to approach someone you want to show you are serious about. Israelis love foreigners.