Jerusalem, Israel
Yair, 34
Economist and Jerusalem enthusiastic
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work with a small start-up as finance advisor. Also worked as an economist at the budget division in jerusalem municipality. I love being able to influence this beautifull city day life.

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

Classic Music, Metallica, Dire Straits, Coldplay and Israeli Music.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sienfeld, Game of Thrones, Narcos

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

Emek hamatzleva, the YMCA tower, the Austrian Hospice

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

PM Netanyahu. would take him to a beer night at the shuk

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

Walking on rooftops of old buildilngs at the old city

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

La Bomba sandwitch at Petitos place at the Mahane Yehuda Shuk. A great Venezuelan Sandwich with lots of amazing flavours

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

Biratenu. They have a huge selection of great Israeli craft beers and the option for a nice conversation with the bar owners

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

The Yemenite Falafel on Hanevi'im street. The best Falafel in town for sure.

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

Gatsby bar on Hilel street. the best and unique cocktails in israel. I love their whiskey base cocktail. It's recommended make resrvations in advanced.

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

The old city, Mahane Yehuda market, Israel museum

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

wondering at the old city, eating and drinking at the shuk

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