The Lower Omo Valley of Ethiopia

The Lower/Southern Omo Valley, is an area in the Southwest of Ethiopia. It is an area that is famous for it’s being home to over 50 different tribes, some of which with very interesting customs and cultures and beautiful landscapes. It is a large dry savanna that goes down to the border with Kenya and... Continue Reading →

Sudan: Month 33

The border crossing by land from Egypt to Sudan is done either by boat once a week, or now by bus that also has about an hour ferry ride across the Nasser lake, which is beautiful.  Buses leave very early in the morning 5 or 6am  from Aswan (Egypt), to the border and crosses into... Continue Reading →

Egypt: Months 30, 31, 32

I arrived in Egypt by crossing the Israeli border by land into the eastern part of Egypt called the Sinaí peninsula. I first went to a place called Ras Al Shaitan which is a string of hotels and guesthouses and restaurants along a stretch of beach on the Red Sea. It is a VERY calm... Continue Reading →

I arrived in Israel by land via Jordan, and honestly I wasn’t sure if they were going to let me in.  At the very least I expected 6 hours of tough interrogation, as I heard is common in cases where Israel finds you suspicious. It’s not unheard of to have Israel immigration ask to see... Continue Reading →

Months 23, 24, 25: Lebanon

I left Istanbul (Turkey) on the cheapest flight I found to Lebanon which arrived in Beirut (the capital) that used to be called the "Paris of the Middle East" at the inconvenient hour of 2 am.  I was extremely lucky that I have very good family friends in Lebanon, and I was even picked up... Continue Reading →

Month 21 and 22: Turkey

When I left Kathmandu airport in Nepal, I left with a ticket to the capital of Iran, Tehran. I had a layover in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), and would you believe I ended up in Turkey instead of Iran!? The reason for that is that before I bought my ticket and tried to go,... Continue Reading →

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