I’ve taken way too many photos this past week and today and I figure SOMEONE out there must want to see them, so here you go.
I’ll try to sum up what’s been going down. First things first, on Sunday a group of us got to play the bells in the Jerusalem YMCA tower! It was a lot of fun. It’s kind of like playing a really big, awkward organ.
On Sunday we also wandered around the city. Then Monday we had an incredible field trip all around the Negev desert. Later in the week we went to an impressive Russian Orthodox church, then later, the pool of Bethesda. There’s a beautiful chapel at Bethesda as well, and we got to sing inside. The acoustics were AMAZING and it sounded so cool. I hope to go back there soon and get some photos because it was awesome.
Now, for the upcoming week: we are headed off to Egypt tomorrow! I am EXTREMELY excited. I’ve been fascinated by ancient Egypt since 6th grade when we learned about it (for my project I made a “cartouche” out of wood with my name on it in Egyptian hieroglyphs but don’t ask me to write that now cause I would have no idea how). And now, I’m actually going. I was always like “yeah, that would be cool, for someone who has cash to burn and personal security guards and knows what the heck they are doing (in other words: not me).” Turns out, that’s not necessary, because even though I don’t have that much cash to burn, we will have security and there are some professors and people with us who do know what the heck they’re doing. In fact, they know quite a lot what the heck they’re doing because they’ve been to Egypt more than 20 times (at least one of them has). Bottom line: I feel very lucky/blessed/psyched.