After dropping off my bags at the Isrotel Tower Hotel, I went out to dinner with the “kids”: my sisters, cousins, and soon-to-be brother-in-law and his siblings and friends. We ate at this cafe near the beach, and then afterwards, the ladies went off to the bachelorette party, while us guys went out to play some pool. One thing I don’t think I’ll get used to is the cigarette smoke…. everone smokes in Israel, and it’s public smoking everywhere. I mean, everywhere. After playing pool and socializing for a while, we went back to the hotel and conked out.