The Great Pyramids
Khan al Khalili Bazaar
Church of the Nativity
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My "Go Sheet"
Middle East on a Budget
Great times await travelers to this fascinating part of the world.
The Middle East was a completely awesome trip. A 10 day itinerary
that included some of the best sights. In Egypt it was the The
Great Pyramids, the Egyptian
Museum and the Khan al khalili bazaar. Jordan’s wonderful treasure
Petra. Palestine’s Bethlehem and Israel for
the Old City of Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea. A cheap vacation
once again. I have several (1,500) photos that I am posting here to
tell the story.
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This area of the world has some cool customs. Hospitality
was very high. Many people welcoming me to their country as
they will you if your look foreign. I like the closest share
by people there It's not uncommon for example to see two men
arm in arm and share a closeness between father and son,
brothers or good friends. Greeting are very warm and usually
includes two kisses, one on each cheek. Even between men.
I'm not sure but I think one of the two men actually touches
and the other does not.
The Middle East is cheap to sleep in. Private rooms go for
under $10 most places. Jerusalem is the most expensive
thought at $21 a night. I used
to find and book cheap beds in the region. I will write more
about the experience once I’m done. I usually just show up
at hotel without reservations with pretty good luck. This
trip is different because I’ve booked all my rooms with a
small deposit online. We’ll see how it works out.
It's always a good place to start planning a new
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Airfare was the highest expense at $1,350. Food, lodgings
and transportation and attractions fees. $83 to park the car
near the airport. Gas to commute to the airport. $110 to get
back into Egypt from Israel and transit (Private car) to the