I guess at this point we can safely say that I have once again proved that regular blogging is not for me. Looking back on these days in the future I might regret not having kept a more comprehensive recollection of events, however, considering that the reason for my lack of posts has been that I have been having too much fun, future-me really shouldn’t complain.
The end of the Ulpan is in sight now, and I don’t know whether to be happy or sad. On one hand, I do enjoy the thought of once more having my own room, of being able to find some peace and quiet (especially when I have a migraine) and of living with my dog again. On the other hand, the thought of losing the proximity to some of these people I now call friends that I have enjoyed for the past few months will be hard.
Last time I posted here, was at the end of February…so I’m going to try and summarize the past few months, for those of you interested.
In March I met my brother and sister for the first time. Not necessarily Ulpan related, but definitely one of the best and most memorable moments of my life.
I also donated blood for the first time (I have never previously been allowed to due to regular stays abroad).
We had our second Tiul, to the Negev (desert).
We went to the Machtesh (a crater), Masada, the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, and a Bedouin Camp. It was an overnight Tiul, which was fun. We slept at the Bedouin Camp which was interesting. However, due to my fear of heights I didn’t enjoy most of the Tiul as a lot of it involved climbing/driving down winding roads.
The funny thing about the Ulpan is that no two days are the same, and yet there is nothing I can really talk about in these posts, because to anyone not experiencing it, it may seem monotonous.
We had another Tiul in April, this time to the Ghetto Warrior Museum and Rosh Ha Nikra – caves at the border to Lebanon.
The weather was pretty bad, it rained all day.
The annoying thing about Tiulim, is that when the other classes go, we have to work an 8 hour day.
We also had a day out on which we went to Mini-Israel.
Of course, we also spend a lot of time just having fun.
We had a Tiul to Jerusalem. It was not the most exciting. Herzls grave, munition hill, and the western wall.
Some people have begun to leave the Ulpan. Last night we had a farewell bonfire at the beach. Also the swimming pool has now opened. It’s pretty irrelevant because I generally spend my time watching movies with my friends. We’re cool that way.