Day Three – Luxor

The Nile from my hotel room window in Luxor I’m going to try to be quick here cause it was a long hot day and I’m up again early in the morning. So I may leave out a detail or two for now and come back and fill in later. Rikk and I flew out of Cairo early...

Day 4 / Back to Cairo

This will be very brief. We saw another amazing temple this morning before catching a flight back to Cairo where we were immediately taken to the Egyptian Museum for the rest of the afternoon. We saw, among other things, the contents of Tutankhamen’s Tomb. To...

Day 5 / The Sinai Penninsula

Gulf of Aqaba It’s 6am and I’m sitting on my hotel balcony, drinking my morning ‘Nescafe’, and looking across the Gulf of Aqaba at the mountains of Jordan. But for the Nescafe, this could be a perfect moment. To the north east I can see the shores of Israel; to the...

Day 6 / Hello Israel

Flowers outside my room. This morning was the one chance to sleep in – and of course I woke up shortly after 5 am. Sigh… But it was a great am with the sun bathing my balcony so I just relaxed there reading ‘till about 10 when I met Rikk for a quick breakfast before...

Day 7 / Jordan Valley

Looking behind at the Dead Sea as we head west (up) from the Jordan Valley We rose early again this morning and were on the road by 7:30. Very hot today. In the morning it was already in the high 30’s and rose to around 45C by mid-afternoon. We first traveled...

Day 8 / The Galilee and Golan Heights

Tiberius When one thinks of a sea, it is usually of a fairly large body of water. As with all things in this land you must think so much smaller than we do from our expansive plains at home. The Sea of Galilee is more like a lake, and when you stand on the north...
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