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Purple, pink, orange and red banded rock twist and curve along the rock faces, through rounded caves, and intricately wind carved rock formations along the slopes of Jordan’s Mount Hor.   The Nabataeans were just as captivated with this area as we are today – building their capital city here in the 6th century BC.  These […]

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Egypt’s capitol city, Cairo, is a “must see” stop on traveler’s itinerary. Whether 4 days or just 48 hours, Cairo has plenty to offer for a memorable travel destination. Nicknamed ‘The City of a Thousand Minarets’ for its skyline of mosque towers; Cairo is a hectic city always alive and thriving. It’s the city that […]

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Jerash, situated an hour car ride from Jordan’s capital of Amman, dates back to the Greek period. Known as Gerasa in ancient times, it was termed the Antioch on the Golden River and was the capital and largest city of the Jersah Governorate. Found by either Alexander the Great or his general Perdiccas around 331 […]

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” When I look at my photographs from Egypt they leave me absolutely speechless. They are emotions to me, not words. Egypt is my heart and soul. My experiences there have greatly defined me and I have learned so much about myself through these experiences. Travel is a tool […]

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Tourism in the age of terrorism and how the landscape is changing driven more by fear than actual dangers. How has your perceptions changed the way you travel? “But isn’t fear of terrorist attacks, rationally speaking, completely overblown? From the sober perspective of statisticians and risk analysts, the answer is yes. The probability of falling […]

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While some Middle Eastern countries (such as Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia) require by law that women, citizens and visitors alike, cover their hair, most Middle Eastern and all North African countries do not require women to cover their hair. When traveling throughout the region, you’ll see women with varying degrees of head covering, or […]

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