This morning we woke up and packed our bags, leaving the Kormans, our lovely host family for the past few days. Andy gave us a lift into the city, stopping at the Jerusalem hostel, our first dorm room of the trip. We quickly checked in and put down our bags, hopping straight back into the car for a lift to Yad Vashem.
Yad vashem was nothing short of incredible and I can see why people could spend days there. Every exhibit was as interesting as the last and we had to force ourselves to move on so we could see the whole place. After going through the main museum in about 3 hours, we moved on to the hall of names which was both shocking and amazing.
From there we grabbed a quick bite and went outside, visiting many memorials including the children's memorial, valley of communities and Janus Korzak memorial.
By 5pm we realized it was getting late and headed back to the hostel. On our way we ran into a bit of trouble finding the place, eventually getting there after being told where to go by 3 different people who pointed us in 3 different directions.
Once there we made friends with our roommates, had one of the worst showers of the trip so far (keep in mind we have been spoilt the past couple of weeks) and relaxed a while before heading to the same pub as last night.
On our way we grabbed some pizza and ran into a few people on break from their programs who happened to be in Jerusalem . Once there we were joined by 30 people during the course of the night however only 5 of them actually sat down to join us.
The night really took off with the challenge of the firebomb (the strongest cocktail they had) being set for the three of us. No idea what was in this drink however they set it on fire and you had to skull it. Only one of us completed the challenge and I think you could guess who.
With the suggestion of karaoke being put forward we jumped at the idea and a couple of us made out way there. On the way we bumped into Gili (madrich from JS camp) and Laz and had a good chat.
At Karaoke the good times kept rolling with tunes such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Queen being belted out. With everyone thinking they were a lot better than they were the night was hilarious and was only ended at 2 when the three of us realized we had to be up at 8.
We stumbled back to our room, meeting several more roommates that were still awake and tried to get a couple hours sleep before having to get up and go again.