Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ariel, 40
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a bit about Ariel

What are you working on?

I’m fixing power plants. Where? Well, that depends on the day.

What drives you mad these days?

Ignorance. Where should I start? Maybe I should just post a link to Wikipedia.

What makes you happy?

Traveling, getting out, seeing new places and different cultures. Always with a good book in my bag.

When was the last time you cried?

When my grandma died. I just understood that I won’t be that boy again.

What is playing in your earphones nowadays?

Adele. Can you just release the rest of your album?! Please!!!

What was the last movie you went to?

Death in Buenos Aires. Amazing! Set in the 1980’s, a cop infiltrates the gay clandestine night-life to solve a murder case.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

NOW!!!! Century 21 NYC.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv?

Petit Café, right next to home. This quiet place serves great coffee and delicious vegetarian food.

Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in Tel Aviv?

Probably the main reason we moved to our new neighborhood is the Levinsky Market. Apart from daily grocery shopping at half price, this market is seeing an awakening of small bars and caffés. The vibe is great and there’s always something you’ll find that you never knew you needed.

What do you LOVE to do in the city but never actually do?

To sit in one of the boulevards on a Friday morning and watch people pass by while reading a book. I should do it more often…

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out to eat or drink in Tel Aviv?

Ernest Hemingway. This guy picked his two most loved things in the world and mixed them in a superb way that helps us understand the world in a better way – writing and traveling. I’d take him to eat a meat sandwich by the promenade of the Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Very easy: beach, Book and drinking maté (a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink).

It’s raining for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

Outside, it’s just water. I’ll find the closest coffee place and sit by the window with my book and a hot drink.

What’s a place in Tel Aviv you feel like only you know about?

Every time I need to think I go to the farthest point of the wave-breaker in the Dolphinarium. It helps me to get some perspective.

If tomorrow was your last day in Tel Aviv before you left for good, how would you spend it?

I’d walk from the Atarim Square to Ben Gurion Blvd., Hen Blvd., Habima Square, Rothschild Blvd., through Neveh Tzedek and finish in Levinsky Market.

If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Florentine! What a waste! Pedestrian streets for everyone!!!

What’s the place in Tel Aviv you’ll never be caught dead in?

North of HaYarkon river, now that I’m done with university.

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