Jerusalem, Israel
Geffen, 28
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a student at the University of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Psychology is an area that I knew that I will study from a very young age. I think I was attracted to the field because I was always interested in people's behavior and what motivates them. Cognitive science is the next stage in understanding what people are going through in their minds and this is a very developing field that combines a variety of different fields.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Daniel Johnston, David bowie, Etta James and a lot of powerful women songs about love.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Planet Earth, House, Sex and the City

Name some spots in Jerusalem that are good for a Tinder date.

The Casino the Paris

Who’s your hero and where in Jerusalem would you take them out for a serious hang?

Jesus and to a concert or a party in Hamazkeka, because he looks like someone very cool that's need a triger to be more fun.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?


What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Eating sausage in the stand in Jaffa street.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Turn around with a transparent shirt in Mea She'arim.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Jerusalem and where did you get it?

I'm vegetarian so I am a little bit hurt but I guess in was a Risotto with almond beans, dried tomatoes and St. Mor cheese.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Jerusalem that you particularly like?

The Rosh

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Jerusalem? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

I was in the restaurant Mona. We ordered three relatively small appetizers of polenta, red tuna sashimi and a portion of gnocchi with meat. For main courses we took hamburger and pasta with meat and for dessert a great cheese cake. Of course we both drank two cocktails and got free chasers from the bartender. I guess it cost about 200 shekels each.

What restaurant in Jerusalem looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

The Ethiopian restaurants.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Jerusalem? Which one do you like?

I like cocktail that call Port Dakiri in The Talbiye restaurant. Pink and sweet cocktail a little bit sourness.

Where would you take your partner in Jerusalem if you wanted to really pamper them?

The suite at the Waldorf Astoria and a good dinner in the Chakra restaurant.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Hummus (real one), Sabih in Aricha in the market.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Jerusalem?

Mahne Yehuda Market in night.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Jerusalem?


What are the Jerusalem spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

A tour of the alleys of Nahlaot.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Jerusalem. How do you spend it?

Hang out in the German Colony and finally go to a movie at Smadar Cinema

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

London, You can never see it all and it's always lively and stylized. At any given time, you can simply walk around the street and find new things, interesting people and not get bored.

photos by

Shai Cotani