Tel Aviv

Well, Birthright is over. Last night was our final celebration, which included a talent show and a lot of dancing. It’s 11am here in Tel Aviv and I’m sitting at a hostel about 3 blocks from the ocean having been up for over 26 hours now.

Like I said before, I have a lot of pictures and stories to update you with. Except now there’s even more. A lot more. One of my talents last night was putting together a chronological slide show of pictures I took on the trip, so I’ll work on getting that up here on the site. I’m hoping to spend some time relaxing and getting stuff sorted out today (after i nap) and tomorrow, because Tuesday we leave for Petra and from Petra I leave for Cairo. Things seem tense there at the moment, so I’ll be keeping my eye on the situation. If it gets worse, you may find me updating from Asian much sooner than expected.

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I’m still alive

Dinner’s in 5 minutes but I wanted to let you know I’m still alive. One of our Israeli tour guides set up her phone as a hot spot so I was able to jump on. Still alive, doing well, sleeping little, dancing a lot, seeing tons, eating more salad breakfasts than I ever want to see again for the rest of my life. We’re super busy and haven’t had internet connections for a few days, and I don’t know when we will again. I have an incredible number of pictures to post once I find the time/wireless to do it. Hope everything’s well back home.

Kiev

There’s free wireless at the airport in Kiev. We’re about 10 minutes from boarding our flight to Israel. The Ukrainian national airline is about what you’d expect (i.e. no movies on a 9 hour flight), and the service was commensurate with a Soviet state. Surprisingly I’m not yet tired.

I’m trying to take pictures along the way, and will upload more when I have time.