If adventure is what you seek, I have a great one for you in the North East of Ethiopia. The Danakil Depression lies in the Afar Region bordering Eritrea and is home to stunning scenery that make you feel like you are on another planet due to its rugged terrain with active volcanoes, salt flats... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
The 26th month of my round the world trip was spent in Jordan, and here are the stories and pictures!
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 →
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 →