Jerusalem, Israel
Yael, 26
Philosophy & Linguistics Student, Hebrew University
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a student, I study philosophy and linguistics at Hebrew University at Jerusalem pretty much because I get bored easily and have nothing better to do.

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

Anything by The National and a lot of Geva Alon who is a local artist I used to really love in high school, he has a lot of nice and melancholy songs..

What are the best TV shows of all time?

emmm does Netflix and adultswim count? if so then Rick & Morty, BoJack Horsman and Please like me.. If Netflix doesn't count then I guess The Simpsons (up to season 10, the new ones suck) and Seinfeld

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

A bar called Sira and another one called The cassette

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?


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

Yosef Rivlin st at city center has a lot of really disgusting bars that mainly serves kids that I assume are about 14 years old, everything about that area is slizzy and disgusting

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

Jerusalem has a lot of wooded areas srounding it, I really love to hike in the woods but never really get to :(

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

I think a croque madame at Kadosh caffe it's the best brioche filled with really good melted cheese and some other stuff, it's the best

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

The Pergamon it's a club and a resturant and it's a bit hidden

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?

a restaurant called hasadna, we celebrated a friend's b-day, we were 4 and ended up with a 820nis bill.

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

a chineese place called mandrine on shlomtzion st.

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

The Gatsby bar and honstly ALL of them

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

anna restaurant, amazing italian food' kind of expenssive

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

obviously hummus and falafel and Ben Sira at city center and Lina in the old city are really good

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

the restaurant mahne yehuda, it belongs to a famous cheff and is rediqulasly expenssive and not worth it

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

Eat some hummus and find a bar with a decent happy hour...

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

Berlin mainly because I have alot of friend there and everything is so cheap

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