-Apartment 7 girls
I spent the week getting to know the area including navigating Machane Yehudah and finding new spots to grab a bite to eat or do my laundry. It’s been fun getting to know Jerusalem, and I can’t wait to see more of it!
As my mom would say “There’s something in the water in Israel” that makes leaving the country so difficult. After spending some time back in Las Vegas, seeing my family, eating lots of home cooked meals, and sleeping in my bed, I can definitely say that there is a part of me that was still stuck in Israel. Every time I talked about returning to Aardvark Israel, I kept saying “when I go home.” My friends back in Vegas could not wait to hear all my stories and see pictures from my life in Israel from Tel-Aviv to Akko, Kibbutz Ketura to Haifa. They all kept saying “ you look so happy,” and thanks to Aardvark I can truly say I am. The reality is that I now consider Israel my home.
Now that we have moved from Florentin to Jerusalem, we are about to embark on another chapter of our Aardvark experience. The energy here is so serene and we can not wait to jump in. We have about eight days left behind our Ussishkin apartment door. My roommates and I are definitely making the most of quarantine. We have been enjoying our time cooking, watching Disney Plus, and working on our jetlag. I cannot wait to explore Jerusalem and create more memories with the people around me. I look forward to getting fresh groceries from the Shuk, going to the Kotel, and traveling around the rest of Israel. Though it was great to spend time with my family back in Las Vegas during winter break, I couldn’t be happier to be back in Israel.
In the emails I will be sending at the end of each week, we include a few photos; however, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see more photos and videos from the week.
Our counselor on call this weekend is Nitzan.