I’ve tried to put into words what it’s been like touring around Israel for the last few days and as a result you haven’t seen a post from me. It’s not because I haven’t been enjoying myself and can’t find a way to write about it, far from that actually. I’ve been so busy I didn’t even have time to wish my brother happy birthday last week (sorry bro) and I’ve slept this little since the week-long bender I took after finishing my schooling in Australia (sans hangover of course).
To put it into perspective here is a list of just a sample of the things I’ve done over the past 10 days.
- Visited the Golan Heights
- Ate dinner by the See of Galilee at Sunset
- Swam in the Jordan River
- Met a Nobel Laureate Winner
- Drove a fully Electric Car
- Explored Massada
- Met 2 Popular Israeli Singers
- Floated about in the Dead Sea
- Partied in Tel Aviv
- Visited Jerusalem
- Dived with Dolphins in Eilat
- Seen the borders to Syria, Jordan and Egypt
- And so so so much more….
I still don’t know how to put most of those stories into words but I’m sure going to try over the next few weeks as I so desperately want to share them with you. Just like each student that has been part of the Once In A Lifetime trip has done for me. I want to tell you about these amazingly smart people who have set about showcasing the country they love dearly in the hope that you to can see for yourselves.
I’d love to leave you with some amazing thought or insight to lure you into following my story of Israel over the next few weeks but as I sit here on my last night of the trip, exhausted both physically and mentally from the experience I can only come up with this:
You can’t see a country in 10 days and think you know it, but with a bit of love and a lot of friends you can experience something so great that it will never be lost from your memories.