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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…

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.…

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…

While I was in the south of India I started thinking that since I was so close to Sri Lanka (and who knows when this would happen again, I should go…) Fast forward to when I arrived in Sri Lanka (A former British Colony next to India) without a plan,…

Hitchhiking in Myanmar was an amazing adventure that included getting rides from Buddhist monks, pops stars, military guys, television news anchors, drunken farmers and even managed to have an altercation with a drunk highway police officer….that said, lets first hear about how I entered the country and how I spent…