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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