1. Medical Check-In
Read everything I just said about doctors and multiply it by ten. Then take out the part about it being free – you will have to pay for dental care in Israel, after you’ve figured out how to find it and how much it’ll be.
5. Moving Prep
6. Cancellation Time
7. Metal Detector
8. Get ready, get PET
9. Check your army status
10. Tell people how to get hold of you!
Once you land, you’ll be out of touch for anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on where you’re going here, where you’re staying, and how connected you generally are.
Let people know how they can get in touch. If you’re not sure, then email is probably best until you settle in and have a reliable connection. You can check it over any connection, and you don’t even have to be using your own device.
Whatever you do, don’t promise to phone right away when you get off the plane. You’ll have paperwork, and then shlepping to your new home, and then, maybe a chance to sleep or find your sealegs.
The phone call / Skype chat / blog post can wait until Day 2 or 3… it’s time to start living the rest of your life.