Today was beautiful! It is winter until March, so it is a bit chilly with light rain. The day was filled with orientation activities; we learned the logistics of everything, safety, registration, etc. It started with a scavenger hunt in the Old City. Jerusalem is split up into the Old City and New City. The Old City is divided into four sections, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian. (And they are very distinctive!) All of the streets are small, in-between buildings and bustling. The new city feels westernized, while the old city is rich with culture and diversity. I found the scavenger hunt to be a good introduction, but the streets are very confusing because they are extremely crowded and compacted!
The Hurva Synagogue
I am living in a treehouse! Not really, but that is what they call it. It is very high up, but the trade off is and extraordinary view. My roommates are awesome, and the room is quite cozy.
That's my room, all they way at the top Court Yard Outside of the dorms
View from the roof
Tea. It reminded me of bubble tea from back home,
except the tapioca like texture was blended all the way
through creating and very interesting..thick flavor.