Middle East / North Africa

Feb 162014
 
Getting primitive in Jordan

I have tried to catch-up on my blog posts since returning home briefly for a surprise visit and this post on Jordan should finally bring me up to date.  Jordan is the dream destination for any history buff and for the budding photographer Jordan packs many punches from desert landscapes, interesting and diverse cities and obviously

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    Jan 202014
     
    Best of the UAE

    As I started writing this I just departed LA on a flight bound for Mexico City.  How ironic that I am sitting next to an American guy of Lebanese origin who is visiting his ‘girlfriend’ in Mexico.  Among the many things he tells me, most interesting is that there are lots of Lebanese people in Mexico.

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      Dec 292013
       
      [Reconsider] your need to travel... The West Bank, Palestine

      After spending a night in Aqaba, I jumped on a bus headed for the Jordan capital of Amman where I then squashed into a ‘servees taxi’ headed for the King Hussein / Allenby Bridge border crossing to Israel & Palestine. The advice of many locals and those online was to cross the border down south

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        Dec 042013
         
        Inside the Dome of the Rock: The most contested piece of real estate on earth.

        Today was a defining moment for me.  At first I thought it was a defining point of my world tour but on further reflection it was more of a life defining experience.  What I experienced today will stay with me forever. After re-jigging my Jerusalem itinerary last night, I spent the day in Jerusalem Old

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          Dec 022013
           
          The magic of Morocco

          Right now I’m on a bus to Amman after just leaving Aqaba, which is near Jordanian/Saudi Arabia border. The next 4 hours should offer a good opportunity to catch up on my blog. My world tour has really shifted gears over the past month.  For starters I can only recall a handful of evening’s where

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