Saturday is fast approaching and with it some practical matters with which to deal. Most importantly, if you are flying in to Ben Gurion on Saturday there are two scheduled shuttles to ferry volunteers and staff from the airport to the lovely Dan Gardens Hotel in Ashkelon. The first shuttle is scheduled for 3:00 pm and the second 8:00 pm. The shuttles will be led/hosted by a member of the Ashkelon staff, likely our volunteer coordinator Elise.
If you haven't already let Robyn at Harvard know which shuttle you plan/hope to be on, it is a good idea to do so. We want to make sure everyone gets to Ashkelon.
If you don't want to wait for the shuttles you have few options as it will be Shabbat and neither the trains nor the buses will be running. Best bet is a taxi in which case you also want to round up other volunteers, if any are around, as taxis can get expensive.
The good news is that there are several seating areas, some shops, an ATM, and several cafes once you pass through customs and all that. While there is no good place to hang out while jet lagged, Ben Gurion isn't the worst of your options. It may, in fact, be quieter than the hotel which will be full of guests.
Work starts first thing Sunday mooring with a 4:30 wake up call. See you then if not before.