One evening we stumbled across a truly special place in Jerusalem: Tmol-Shilshom (meaning “Those were the days” in Hebrew), a café-restaurant/bookstore that opened in 1994. We had a super tasty salad and some traditional dishes, which simply tasted out of this world. On top of the awesome food, they also offer tons of books (English versions available too) and organize readings and other cultural events! Definitely my happy place in Jerusalem!
Part 4 of my Israel travel diary – showing Jerusalem’s Old City and Mahane Yehuda market. Did you know that the Old City is divided into four quarters? Namely, the Christian, the Muslim, the Jewish and the Armenian quarter. Quite an intriguing cultural diversity, right? Mahane Yehuda Market on the other hand is one of Jerusalem’s biggest markets and is also home to many lovely restaurants/cafés (one of them is called Trattoria Haba (on Jaffa street) – seriously recommended!). If you’re planning to visit Jerusalem, I can recommend Abraham hostel – a really nice and homely place!