Today, we had free time with our host families for most of the day. We all did different things for the day, but I visited the ancient City of Acre (or Akko). With the Enbal's, we arrived in the mid-morning and wandered throughout the streets and local market, with a combination of Arab and Jewish merchants. The waterfront gave us an amazing view of the Bay of Haifa, allowing us to see Haifa from afar. We then took a tour of the buried city founded by crusaders hundreds of years ago. It is still being excavated but much of it can be seen today. It gave me a great understanding of Israel's rich and diverse history. We returned to the Enbal's home for dinner and rest, and left for Romi's house for a party later in the evening. After a few hours of chatting, eating, dancing, and singing, we were all exhausted and returned home to await tomorrow.
- Jeremy F