My first Bar Mitzvah

My first Bar Mitzvah

Hod HaSharon, Israel, Asia

I had a great night’s sleep last night and woke up feeling much better than I had the last two days. We got ready for the day and Pnina and Marta picked us up at 9am. We headed north to Lee’s aunt’s house for the Bar Mitzvah. They live in a community like a kibbutz, but it’s a little different. It was a really nice house that Gillad had built a few years ago. I met about twenty new people whose names I can’t really remember, but they were all really nice.

It’s always nice to meet other travellers who I can exchange stories with and Lee’s cousin Yaniv and his girlfriend had some good stories. I chatted with a lot of people, ate a lot of food, and got to see first hand what a real bar mitzvah is like. It was pretty cool. Not too different from a family birthday party, but it was nice to see everyone come together for this.

We were back and Gillad and Kinerit’s house by about 4pm and just relaxed the rest of the day. We watched a pretty bad movie called Escape Plan, but it was nice to just chill with the family. Although the last few days have been relaxing for me, today was really nice because I’m finally starting to feel better. It’s been really nice having such nice people around me for the last week, it’s going to be weird to start travelling alone as of Monday. Ah well, that’s when the real adventure will start!

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