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 →

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 14: More India

"Why would a guy who hates spiders choose to keep 11 in his bungalow bathroom? Did I make it to an Indian wedding? Did I not get woken up at my stop on the bus and find myself wandering a new city in the dark at 4am? For the answer to these, and more questions... Continue Reading →

Month 11: Hitch-hiking Myanmar

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 my first few days in... Continue Reading →

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