Where I ate:
Located in the Shuk, Beer Bazaar was a great place to eat and drink. The food and drink were great and the people were very friendly.
Shakshuka is a tomato and egg middle eastern dish that is served in the pan it is cooked in. I had a great Shakshuka at Jachnun Bar, located in the Shuk.
Normally when I visit I new restaurant, I go there because it has been recommended or rated highly. However, it was just my nose that led me to the amazing flavor at Soramelo Waffles. As I was walking around the Shuk, I could smell something amazing coming from their place. You can choose a variety of toppings or just let them pick for you.
Located in the Shuk, Michmoret offers some great seafood. However, it can be a little pricey.
Marzipan is a great, famous place for anyone interested in baked goods.
Tala Hummus and Falafel-
Located inside the Old City, Tala is a great place to have the middle eastern specialties hummus and falafel.
Located in the Muslim Quarter, Abu Shukri is another great place to get hummus in Jerusalem.
Where I stayed:
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem-
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem was one of the better hostels I have stayed in. It was very clean and the hostel breakfast was very good. It is also very conveniently located. They also hosted an open mic night that I wasn't expecting much of, but the musicians were amazing.
How I got around:
After taking a shuttle van to Jerusalem, I walked throughout the city. When inside the city walking seems to be the best form of transportation, but there is public transportation available for those going outside the city.
My Favorite Thing:
There is an immense amount of history in Jerusalem. Also, there is a unique cultural mix in Jerusalem. It was very interesting to walk around the different quarters of the Old City, and it was very interesting to walk around Jerusalem on a Friday night or Saturday morning when the city is virtually shut down from sundown Friday to sundown on Saturday.
My Least Favorite Thing:
There was not much I disliked about Jerusalem. However, it would be nice (if wishful thinking) to see the political situation resolved.
For Next Time:
There is a restaurant called The Eucalyptus that I have heard good things about and would like to try. Also, I want to use one of the old block stencils for the next tattoo I get at Razzouk.
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