A Day in Tel Aviv by Austin
Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Today in Israel, I had a lot of cool adventures, from exploring the Shuk HaCarmel in Tel Aviv to visiting the Blind museum. When we first arrived at the shuk I did not know what to expect since the shuk was very crowded, and every shop had all of its merchandise hanging or sitting on their counter. When we went to the shuk, our leaders decided that we should do a scavenger hunt. Since I don’t know Hebrew, I was kind of nervous. That fear did not last very long since my Israeli friend Orrie helped me and guided me through the shuk. After the scavenger hunt, the leaders gave us money so that we can buy our own lunch, I had a delicious pasta Alfredo with a passion fruit slushy. As soon as I got back onto the bus I realized that the shuk was one of the coolest experiences I had.
After the shuk we went to the blind museum where every room was dark. In the museum we experienced what it feels like to be blind and how to use our other senses better when we can’t see. In the first part of the museum we got to experience what it’s like to be blind in the forest and how to cope with not being able to see obstacles like trees and bodies of water. The second room in the museum was a cabin were we had to find the bed, the kitchen, and the closet. The third room was a city were there were life sized cars, motorcycles, street signs, and water pipes to the sewer. The fourth room was a music lab were we had to feel the vibration of the song and imagine the colors the music makes. The fifth and final room was the cafeteria were we got to buy candy and drinks and eat them in the dark. The blind museum was important for me to experience because now I know what blind people go through everyday and
how they cope with not being able to see. I am so glad that I am able to experience Israel for the first time and I can’t wait for my next adventure with CVK.