I’m leaving from my house for the airport at around 5:30 tonight to meet the group and get on a 9:00ish plane to Tel Aviv. I still haven’t completely finished packing. I was talking to a recent alum who went on this trip two years ago and he said by the end he was sick of eating shwarma and falafel. For now, I’m excited to eat the authentic cuisine and haggle at the street shops. This is a strange time for me, as my wrestling career just ended on Saturday and I’m about to go into a very real situation in a global/political hotspot to learn and maybe form my own opinion on the controversies. We’ll see how it goes.