Days 5 & 6: Shabbat Shalom

Shalom haverim! For those unfamiliar with Hebrew, that means “Hello, my friends!” I wish I could say that the reason this blog is compiling 2 very long days was because I was keeping Shabbat, but alas, the reason is just that I was busy and got a little too lazy to write. However, I will give you all the full low-down on my weekend. Sunday (which is not a weekend here, sadly) will be included in my next blog post, as I can already tell it will be too long to include 3 full days. Continue reading Days 5 & 6: Shabbat Shalom

Day 2: Exploring Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tuesday, 9/9/2014

Today was our first official program day. After sleeping for a whopping 6 hours, I awoke at 6:30am, 2 hours earlier than I would have liked to start my day. Thanks jet lag, I really appreciated that. When it was actually time to wake up, I got ready and Morgan, Lilah, and I headed to the Habima Square, a 30-minute walk from our apartment. Even at 9 in the morning, the heat and sun bore down on us immensely. Luckily I had about a gallon of sunscreen on (skin safety is important, my friends). I only got one block before I decided put my hair into a braid, which was a great choice. Continue reading Day 2: Exploring Tel Aviv

Day 1: Getting my Bearings

I have arrived in Israel! Technically, today is the start to day 2, but since all I’ve done is wake up today and all I’m going to write in this post is about yesterday, I deem it okay to call this post “Day 1.” Now that we’ve gotten past this ridiculousness, I can tell you all about my journey to Israel and my first day here…

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12 Days to Go: Expectations

I have just 12 days left until I embark on what I hope will be the adventure of my lifetime. Where exactly am I going, you may ask? The holy land, the land of milk and honey, a place I am excited to call my home: ISRAEL. For those of you who don’t know already, or who have somehow stumbled across this blog randomly, I will be spending the next 6 months abroad. 5 of these glorious months will be spent in Israel, and the other month (or longer, depending on my mood) has yet to be determined. Continue reading 12 Days to Go: Expectations

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