Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just whatever I'm thinking...read all the way until the end!

Last night we went to this bar to meet some more of my fellow MAPMES classmates. Our social coordinator told me I looked like Jennifer Aniston...I'm sure we'll get along just fine. Today was nice. I got up at 7:15 to go workout, which was a little crazy, I have to admit. Then Matt and I had lunch to discuss some travel plans. Then Matt and Loren and I went to the absorption center and I met the new Israeli Turks (and spoke what little Turkish I could after a year =( which was disappointing because it wasn't much.) The lady was excited that I could speak Hebrew and that I was Jewish and she kept telling me that she was Jewish. (This is probably significant because there aren't many Jews in Turkey, and they're from Izmir, so probably less.) Then we met a large group of Yemenite Jews. I sat far from the boys, it was clear that the men and women don't really mix in public. Then the lady motioned me to follow her into her apartment...then she proceeded to feed me......... and she fed me chicken.........and by this point I couldn't really say no. So I ate...a lot of chicken, but it was delicious. And I ate pita and some other really super spicy things they had...while the boys sat outside with only a little pita. Then I went to make Shana Tova (Happy New Year) cards with some other foreigners. We made them for our friends here, so I am excited for them to get there cards tomorrow at the New Year toast we're having tomorrow, with apples and honey (for a sweet new year!!!!!!!!!!!) THEN...I went back to Matt's so we could finalize our travel plans...and by travel plans, I mean we're going to Cairo!!!!!!! We're flying to Amman on September 29th for 11 hours then to Cairo until the 6th of October. So we'll leave right after Yom Kippur and then spend two days of Sukkot in Egypt. I'm really excited!! =)

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Wooo! Cairo!