This is Carly from Bus 547. I can't believe that we have less than two days left in Israel--the trip has flown by. We have learned so much and made so many memories in the short time we have been here. I know I will remember this experience for the rest of my life.
One of the most incredible elements of this trip has been the opportunity to spend time and become friends with the seven Israeli members of our group. From the moment we arrived in Israel, Ifat, Adi, Adva, Shmulik, Eran, Daniel, and "Zoom" (Yevgeny) have welcomed us into their state and their hearts. While I knew that I would be learning about Israel and its history from their perspective, I did not imagine that we would be sharing in such deep conversations about our personal beliefs and lives. I think I can speak for the group when I say that we have made more than seven Israeli guides--we have made seven Israeli FRIENDS. I look forward to keeping in touch with each of them and, if I am lucky enough, visiting them in the future.