Today we finally had the chance to really catch up with everybody after 6 months of only texting. When we all came together at the Peres centre for innovation it was immediately the same vibe as it was when they left Belgium. We started the day with the Cha-Cha slide en some Hebrew words. It was the start of a day full of fun and happiness. This same positive vibe we used to start up the project work about non-profit organisations. Everybody brainstormed about a problem they wanted to work on, and searched for a solution that benefits the community. After the session we had our lunch outside with an amazing view of the sea. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. Afterwards we got a guided tour about problems we are facing in society and how more than 6000 Israelian start-ups try to solve them. It was interesting to see how their creativity affects the world. From the centre we took the bus to the port of Tel Aviv where almost everyone got the chance to taste real Israelian ice-cream and it was really tasty. We walked to the sea and a had beautiful panoramic view.Marie
This morning we had to wake up quite early. When we arrived at school we directly got on the bus and left for the airport. At the airport we got through all security surprisingly easily. We were not interviewed, which all of us had expected to happen. We had to take a shuttle bus to go to our plane and then we could finally fly to Tel Aviv. I have to admit that I was a little bit scared when the plane took off, but it wasn’t that bad. (Fun fact: the co-pilot was an ex-student of our school). After 4 hours in the air we landed in Tel Aviv and that felt a bit surreal. We all had been waiting so long for this and now we finally arrived after a long morning. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we were happy to see each other again. I met Gali her mother and sister and it was fun to finally meet the people you heard a lot about.
In the evening we went with some other people from the exchange to the mall and ate frozen yoghurt. It was a long, but also an amazing day. Ismene