For our Sukkot holiday I decided to go to Tel Aviv for a few days before flying to Athens Greece! I had very high expectations for Greece, but we will get into that later.
I had been to Tel Aviv before but when you go on Birthright it is a very quick snap shot of many cities. You don’t have the ability to really understand the city. During this vacation I fell in love with Tel Aviv; I was able to get lost in Tel Aviv, and I met many new people during my vacation.
Tel Aviv is a very busy city, a city where you don’t just hear Hebrew, you can hear Arabic, Russian, English, French, Spanish and much more. It makes you feel like you are back in the United States, hearing so many languages.
I spent much of my time in Tel Aviv walking around and getting to know more about the city and find little gems all around the city.
And of course eating some fantastic food!
After my days in Tel Aviv I set off on my adventure to Greece! My adventure was not what I expected. This was my first solo travel trip and I loved traveling on my own, it forced me to get out of my comfort zone and talk to more people then I usually do. The issue is any travel anxiety that you can normally share with your travel partner was subjected to only me. So any issue I had to face head on a deal with instead of having the help of someone else to help me.
I loved traveling by myself because I could see what I wanted and skip what didn’t interest me. I saw a lot of cool things in Athens, but I do wish I would have been able to stay on one of the islands because Athens was ok, but I felt like I needed a little more. All in all it was great vacation! Of course there is always things that I would change, and do differently if I could go back but I learned a lot about myself after spending so much time on my own! I also got rid of a lot of the fear of traveling alone and I can’t wait for my next trip!
Bye for now!