Jerusalem, Israel
Shira, 25
Student, Hebrew University
see her Jerusalem city guide

a bit about Shira

What do you do and why do you do it?

I’m a student at Hebrew University. I love studying…you’d probably call me a nerd 🙂

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Waitress probably. People are just so rude and think they own you.

Were you born and raised in Jerusalem?

I grew up in Hertzliya, a suburb of Tel Aviv as we call it. I fell in love with Jerusalem and it’s diversity and I had no doubt that I’d go there for Uni.

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

I live in Rehavia which is super beautiful and full of really nice cafes. The only problem is that it can get expensive as heck to go out in Rehavia.

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

I love listening to rap music like Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. I’m also obsessed with Lorde lol.

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

Some keane songs for sure! Oasis as well!

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Friends! Just so true and so funny and never gets boring.

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

Sharing a waffle at Babbet would be the best and yummiest tinder date. Getting cool cocktails at the cosy Gatsby bar could def work as well.

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

Our prime minster for sure!

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

Malala Yousafzai, I would probably take her to grab some waffles 🙂

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Some online, some at Topshop and some at second hand stores

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

Dancing!!

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

Usually, I’ll go to the Machne Yehuda market and grab a beer at one of the bars there.

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

The wine bar of Assaf Granit 🙂 Or one of his restaurants.

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

The light rail, its the quickest for sure.

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

I think the Old City and the Machne Yehuda market

What are the Jerusalem spots tourists should run from screaming?

The Mamila mall.

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

Go eat at the most expensive restaurant here and ask them for their best wine.

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

New York City!!! So much to see, so much to eat, and so many fabulous bars!!

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