Jerusalem, Israel
Netai, 27
Computer Science Student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a student of cognitive and computer science in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I picked these majors since I thought they provide a general set of tools that could be used in any field...

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

Anything by the National, Heroes by Bowie, Atmosphere by Joy Division and Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Arrested Development, Community, Parks and Rec, Stranger Things, Top of The Lake, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freaks and Geeks, BoJack Horseman,

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

The Coffee Mill,

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours? and Happy Socks

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

Cinema City, Any bar at the cats square

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

Play roller hockey in the park

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

the most extreme was Halo Halo, a Filipino dessert made of an omelet, condensed milk, jello, rice flakes. In a small supermarket that caters to migrant workers

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

I'd say that the Sira Bar is defiantly one of those hole in the wall, although not so hidden. It has a cat that occasionally sits on the bar and judges people, a collection of retro arcade machines and the best Israeli beer on tap.

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?

Machneyuda, about 300$ for five people , I got a steak

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

Either the Zuta or The Gatsby, in both places you can order off menu.

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

Mona for sure

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

I don't think it is only in Israel but the traditional sweets of the old city (look for Ja'afar's sweets) is a must try, especially a super fresh still hot Kna'afe with goat cheese

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

The wailing wall, if you don't feel the connection it is not even that big of a wall

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

The Bridge above the cinematheque which features both the view of the old city's walls and the concrete separation wall

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

The old city, The Israeli Museum, The view from Mount Scoupus, and the park behind the Kind David Hotel

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

If it is not a Friday ill be spending aa visit to the market get a load of some goodies. Hit the Sira bar for Shapiro Pale Ale on tap.

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

Reykjavik in Iceland got to be at the top with its relaxed atmosphere and vicinity to nature

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Shai Cotani