Israel

My thoughts on Israel

4th December 2016

Many countries hate Israel. Just going to Israel will prevent me from going to other countries in future; Lebanon and Iran for example. It’s a controversial place to visit but I decided to go there and make my own decision. It’s hard to not talk bad about Israel when my experiences are not good. I’m…

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Israel

Israel still think I am a terrorist

1st December 2016

After the long border crossing at the Israel/Egypt border on the way to Petra last week, I expected the same crossing again. This time, I would be crossing the border into Palestine. The occupied west bank is controlled by Israel so I expected them to be more suspicious of me. Leaving Jordan From Amman; I got a…

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Jordan

Amman, Jordan

29th November 2016

Amman is the capital city of Jordan. I couldn’t visit the country and not stay in the capital so the next stop was Amman. I got the 4pm tourist bus from Petra to Amman for 10JD (about £11). There is a non tourist bus for 5JD but it leaves in the morning and I had…

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Jordan

The lost city of Petra, Jordan

25th November 2016

Petra is one of the wonders of the world. I have wanted to visit Petra for many years and it turned out to be way more amazing than you see on TV or images. After my disaster of crossing into Israel, I ended up having to stay the night before heading to Jordan. Leaving Israel…

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Israel

Israel thought I was a terrorist

24th November 2016

10:30am Saturday morning I left Dahab in the direction of Israel. The plan was to travel overland through the southern part of Israel and then into Jordan. Two hours on a bus through the Sinai region of Egypt I was at the border town of Taba. You have to get out at the bus station and…

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Egypt

Egypt: Cairo and Dahab

21st November 2016

I flew into Egypt from Turkey, saw the pyramids of Giza and then had some time to see more of Egypt before heading somewhere else.  The original plan was to head south through Egypt. I loved Cairo so much and ended up spending a week there and instead heading east towards Jordan. Cairo Cairo is one…

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Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza and Saqqarah

17th November 2016

My original plans were to fly into Egypt, travel south then go somewhere else. I realized that I know nothing about Egyptian history so going to all the historic sites is wasted on me. Instead I decided to see Cairo then head east. Cairo is my kind of place; its busy, it’s loud, it’s crazy. There’s supposed…

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Turkey

A week in Istanbul, Turkey

8th November 2016

After a few weeks in Central Asia, it was about to get really cold. A plane ticket to Turkey cost less than a load of warm clothes so Turkey was the next destination. Istanbul has a lot of history and it is famous for kebabs. I was ready for a week of eating a lot of meat, drinking tea and seeing…

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Kyrgyzstan

Photos from Kyrgyzstan

2nd November 2016

I didn’t get up to much in Kyrgyzstan and only stayed in Bishkek taking photos. There’s a lot of soviet architecture around the city, meat markets other weird places.

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Kyrgyzstan

Someone tried to rob me in Kyrgyzstan

26th October 2016

Early Saturday I took a marshrutka (same thing as a minibus) from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The marshrutka cost about £3.50 for a 5 hour journey to a different county which is so cheap. Getting to Kyrgyzstan It took about 4 hours through the countryside staring out the window at the same landscape before getting to the…

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