Monthly Archives: May 2010

Giza

Today…wow.  Everyone has seen the Pyramids in book and movies since childhood.  Seeing them so many times sort of numbs you to their magnitude, but seeing them in real life, you are inspired of their awe that must have been … Continue reading

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A Thousand Minerets

Cairo…the largest metropolitan area in Africa, one of the world’s most populous city. The start of my around the world trip…I left Jerusalem, planning to reach Cairo (over almost 1000 km away) in one day.  Most groups traveling from Jerusalem … Continue reading

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A Man in Amman

Side note: I am updating this post on the bus.  I had to go to Tel Aviv before class to get my Egyptian visa processed and the bus back to Jerusalem has WiFi.  Awesome. This past weekend we took a … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Dead

Today was one of the best days so far in Israel.  A small group of us took the early bus down to En Gedi, a really neat nature reserve next to the Dead Sea.  Their are trails up and down … Continue reading

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Flashpoint

EDIT: I was contacted by TIPH to please remove all the pictures taken inside their headquarters due to their “sensitive nature.”  I have obliged. Today I visited the city of Hebron in the lower West Bank.  Hebron, the home of … Continue reading

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Ramallah and Beer

Another day, another venture into the West Bank.  This time, to the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Ramallah, as well as the village of Taybeh, the site of the only microbrewery in the territory. Compared to yesterday’s … Continue reading

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House of Bread/Meat

Note: As of June 1, 2011, I realizes some of these link are broken.  They’ll be back up in a few days when I get back to the United States. Today I made my first foray into the West Bank … Continue reading

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Snap Back to Reality, Oh There Goes Gravity

Today we crossed back into Israel, capping off a successful 3 day adventure to Petra in Jordan.  Jordan is a beautiful country with, more or less, unusually friendly people.  They seem genuinely interested in helping you in finding a good … Continue reading

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Petra

Named one of the new wonders of world by a group connected with the UN, Petra was the impetus for my long and arduous trip to southwestern Jordan.  We arrived at Petra from Aqaba around 7 AM with the intention … Continue reading

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Salaam, Aqaba

Today I visited my second Middle Eastern country and crossed into Jordan.  Leaving Israel and entering the Kingdom was fairly easy and straightforward, so we explored downtown Aqaba for a while. Around sunset, we had an amazing evening relaxing on … Continue reading

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