The Jaffa Flea Market is still a place where one can find neat things though a lot of modern junk and copies have crept in. Some things are overpriced while others are undervalued. I don't find many bargins, but do find things that are not available elsewhere. Manuscripts, books and medals are to be found. Jewellery is everywhere but is quite another matter.
One must keep your wits and sense of humour about you. Be prepared to be followed or chased even though you have repeatedly said " I was just looking ."
Some parts are becoming gentified as they turn into interior design supply shops, but there are still enough places with piles of junk to amuse this writer for several hours.
There is so much sun and fresh air I find it much better than a traditional souk.The furniture restorers are happy to talk about old pieces and take pride in their work.
I enjoy walking there along the coastal pedestrian walkway from Tel Aviv and catching a bus back, but be sure to ask " Allenby ? " or you may end up in Ohr Yehuda !! Alternatively you can walk back along the streets away from the coastal roadway and see how Tel Aviv is growing and changing first hand.
Bring fresh water as there are lots of coffee shops, but only one new shop which I found to sell bottled water. There are washrooms at the Clock Tower tourist office. Be sure to walk down for a view of the old coastal stone buildings around Kedumim Square before you head back.
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