Only a year and half late, our little movie from our summer 2016 trip to Jordan, Israel, and Turkey.
What took us so long? Life. But no worries: things are great and we’re still traveling away!
Never fear- more trips are planned and more blog posts are to be written. I loved the Middle East so much, I might just realize my dream of going back soon. Very soon. Of course that joy is still only second to going to Hollywood, attending a taping of The Price is Right, and winning both showcases. A girl can dream, can’t she?
Until then, we save our pennies: cutting down on eating mostly vegetarian, cancelling my gym membership, making my own clothes.
We woke up the following day with two missions: to visit Masada and to swim in the Dead Sea.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend the money on a rental car or a private driver to go see Masada and the Dead Sea. Continue reading
When I was booking our AirBNB in Jerusalem, I was intrigued by several features of the place we ended up booking: hip (and convenient) neighborhood, full kitchen, balcony overlooking the activity on the street, good reviews, good price. As we neared our check-in date, I again reviewed our reservations and started to see reviews that warned of the loud bars that had recently opened downstairs. “How bad could it be?” I said.
Apparently, it could be pretty bad. Continue reading
After a relaxing stay in Aqaba, we crossed over into Israel through the Aqaba-Eilat border crossing. In order to get there from Aqaba, you need to take a cab to the border. Your cab driver will quote you 8-10 JD, but you can bargain for 4-5 (which we did – on that note, when you take a cab in Jordan, always haggle). Continue reading