Jerusalem, Israel
May, 29
Computer Science Student
see her Jerusalem city guide

a bit about May

What do you do and why do you do it?

I’m a computer science student and an aspiring web developer. I love creating stuff that get their own URL. If I’m not doing any coding or other school assignments, I will usually be caught eating or drinking something after a yoga class.

Were you born and raised in Jerusalem? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Jerusalem?

Typical case of a suburb girl outgrowing her small town. After spending a few years in Tel Aviv I moved here to get my Bsc in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

What’s your current hood in Jerusalem and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Rehavia – the students & JAPS hood. Highest people-wine bar ratios in Jerusalem.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

Indie, Hip-Hop and a lot of in-betweens.

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

The National, Sufjan Stevens, and a few more male-lead-singers with voices that squeeze my heart.

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

HaTipa (the drop) – leftovers of Shuk vibes but much more down to earth. If you’re lucky you’ll find some private spots in the inside rooms.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Gwyneth Paltrow. I hate people who sell lies.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Popular retailers and Online, to be honest.

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

Hang out in the old city.

Where do you go in Jerusalem for a casual night out?

If I just want to grab a beer or a glass of wine I usually stay around my neighborhood. On Azza street you can find 2 wine bars (a cozy one and a fancy one – both cheap!) and a local tiny pub that serves mostly tap beer and whiskey.

Where would you go in Jerusalem to celebrate some freaking good news?

Mona – one of the best top chef restaurants in the city. Expensive, but worth it.

What’s your choice of transportation in Jerusalem and why?

Walk or Bike. All the good stuff are not very far from each other, and if the weather allows it it’s usually a nice walk. The second option is for the brave-hearted, but can suffice with beautiful views. The light train is also a very fast option, but only for a specific route.

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

Machane Yehuda Market, Migdal David and the entrance to the old city, Nahlaot neighborhood, a tour in Yemin Moshe and Mishkenot Shaananim.

What are the Jerusalem spots tourists should run from screaming?

Mamila area – too expensive all around for no reason.

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

Chill at Emek Ha-Matzleva, grab a bite in the Shuk and take a walk around my favorite streets in Rehavia and Talbiya.

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

Barcelona – a perfect mixture of sun, hip and music.