When Hatikvah flowed triumphantly from the speakers, the emotions were raw and powerful and we rose to our feet as one. Achdout – literally "unity" in Hebrew, but translating to a more powerful sentiment than our word conveys – is a contagion that has infected our whole group.
Many of us had never ridden a camel before and we were all very excited. We named our camels and took tons of pictures with them.
We then trekked up to the bus on a short and sweet climb up broken rocks that served as a natural staircase. It was beautiful.