Today was an emotional rollercoaster.
We started the day with an incredible breakfast of pancakes and cinnamon buns.
Then, we made our way to the Karavan mall, which was closed at the time, which resulted in some whining and discontent. It was only made better by an extremely fun and embarrassing kiddie train ride. Luckily, everything opened and we got our shopping done.
Afterwards, we visited Beit Baruch: a Jewish nursing home in the outskirts of Dnep. It was really touching, and many of us were moved to tears by the elderly people’s singing.
The most emotional time of the day was, unfortunately, saying goodbye to the Israelis this evening. I never knew I could make such incredible friendships in only a week, and we were all sobbing loudly in the airport as they went through security. Overall, I cried three times today.
It was quite a day, and it was a bittersweet ending to our trip. Tonight, I’m spending my time reflecting on our amazing experience, and reliving the amazing week that just happened.