Arrival: Tel Aviv, September 27, 2010 2:15 PM
After being on a plane for over a day (including lay overs) I finally landed in Tel Aviv. My iPod wasn't connecting to the WiFi and I was getting nervous that I wouldn't be able to reach Moty, family friend, who was picking me up. I finally made it through passport control, baggage claim, exchanging money and finally to the arrival gallery. Scanning faces and I don't recognize anyone. I keep walking and then I see Moty. Hugs and other hellos and we drive to Herzliya.
I make my way through tuition, housing, get my cell phone and with a counselor and Moty we drive to my new apartment....Ibn Givrul. What should have been a 4 minute drive quickly became 10 minutes due to all of the one way streets.
After checking out the apartment and picking my room--the only one that was left (even though no one else was in the apartment)--I packed a bag pack and headed back with Moty to where Efi was working--a big showroom for interior design. Efi and I had a contest as to who would fall asleep the fastest. She won.
After a good night's rest I was ready to go back to my apartment and unpack.