Waking up this morning was quite the experience. Opening your eyes, looking around and having no idea where you are is not something I am used to.
After remembering where I was and that Sydney was half a world away, the feeling immediately changed from confusion to excitement. Knowing that by the end of the day we would be in Israel only heightened the feeling.
We made our way to breakfast which was right on par with the rest of the hotel. Amazing view, amazing food and amazing service made breakfast another thing to remember. So much so that we were still sitting at our table for a good hour after everyone else had left.
With 2 hours to kill, and the novelty of the phone in the toilet wearing thin, we explored the hotel and found what was known as Club Olympus. This was the most amazing spa I have ever been to (not that I have been to many). Cold pools, hot pools, steam rooms (in which we were told to cover ourselves in salt), saunas and a pampering room just to describe a bit. We could have stayed there all afternoon, however after about an hour we were told we would have to ditch the clothes to stay inside (god knows why). With that we made our way to showers, ate lunch, packed up our rooms and went to the airport.
On to the plane we went for the second part of the flight. Whilst it was not as empty as the first flight we still managed to grab 2 seats each. We arrived in Israel at 5am Sydney time and met Adam as we walked off the plane.
Before we knew it we were outside the terminal. We said goodbye to Gav (who left with his sister) and met Magal who took us through to Shira and Zivs place.
After a quick shower we crashed into bed at 12am wrapping up our first night in Israel.