Jerusalem, Israel
Yuval, 30
Graphic Design student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I study graphic design in Bezalel, one of Israel's leading art schools as part of an interdisciplinary program combining Computer Science and Art studies. I finished my BA in computer science as part of and now i'm getting to let out my more creative side (not that writing code doesn't take some creativity!)

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

Probably some good ol' Disney love songs.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Lost (if it had been canceled after the first season), Game of Thrones (some people say I look like Jon Snow), Rick and Morty and broad city tied for best show for drunken binging, and Sliders (nothing like crappy 90s effects to raise your spirit!).

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

Tmol Shilshom is a good cafe for a quiet date. Space Laser is a good spot if you want to get their heartbeat racing in no time.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

anywhere from H&M to some thrift shops here in Jerusalem. my favorite jacket cost me 10 shekels and I found it on a rack outside a shop I had never noticed before, and it was just calling me to take it home.

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

The King David hotel's house restaurant, "La Regance", has a crazy fixed-menu tasting dinner. If the occasion comes for a crazy good, expensive dinner, that might be the spot for it.

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

The Gatsby has the the best cocktails in Jerusalem, by far. They know what they're doing. Their menu changes every now and then, so I always just tell them to give me a drink that will wow me.

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

3 words - POPPING. CANDY. CHOCOLATE. it's just one of those things that just work, and apparently it's not a thing outside of Israel! get it in literally every kiosk or supermarket.

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

probably touring the old city in the morning, chill in independence park with beers or a sketch book (preferably both), dance the night away at the Video pub and end up at the Zuni for one last celebratory Franch Toast.

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