Travel to the Middle East


Blog Posts from the Middle East

Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

I was startled awake in the middle of the night by a strange Egyptian man shouting loudly at me in Arabic. He seemed angry, but I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Why was he yelling at me? I stared back with confused eyes, only finding the strength to mumble a single word. “Huh?” More […]

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Petra jump shot!

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

“Get down!” the local Bedouin man shouted. “Not allowed!” An awkward-looking twenty-something with blonde dreadlocks and a peach-fuzz beard peeked his head over the edge of the cliff and then quickly withdrew himself. “No no! You come down! Police are here!” I looked next to me—the skinny policeman was sprawled out across the entire couch, […]

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Hummus & My Heritage: Looking Past the Conflict in Israel

Looking Past the Conflict in Israel: Highlights, Hummus, and My Heritage

I didn't at all know what to expect when I boarded that flight to Israel. My friends had been sending me articles about El Al, Israel's flagship airline, and their onboard missile defense systems. Apparently, they have the most sophisticated security system of any airline in existence. I had been warned about the airport interrogations […]

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