Israel is an amazing country. Small, cosy, diverse – there is snow and desert, the lowest point on land (the shore of the Dead Sea) and mountains where even in summer a cool wind blows.
Living in Israel as a repatriate is great happiness and a sea of adventure. If you are a descendant of a Jewish woman, you can get Israeli citizenship and 40+ benefits upon arrival!
You know what the weirdest thing is — 9 months in Israel is like half a lifetime in terms of intensity, I was moving to a new city, a new place to live every week. The traffic, the road, the new neighbours. I’ll be processing the impressions for years! But some things have already settled in the asset.
🔹️search cheap short-term accommodation
🔹️bargaining, even if it seems inappropriate.
🔹️live today and don’t worry about tomorrow
🔹️ to understand Hebrew intuitively, as the language itself I know so far on the level of Shabbat Shalom
🔹️ to save a lot of money and still have everything – from avocados to hangers and new clothes
Another funny thing: there are special bins for clothes that stand on the rubbish dump – where people tear down unwanted clothes and shoes. So 90% of my wardrobe now is from these bins 😅 and many things are brand new, with tags. Here people have a high standard of living, and things are taken out in good condition.
And the local Israeli women can be so beautiful, you can’t believe your self-esteem! But I also started to look better — I lost weight, my skin became more even, light tan, and muscles. I didn’t notice how made my shape, and now I can walk up the mountain to the shop and back, even in the daytime when it’s hot. The main thing is not to forget an umbrella from the sun.