Crossing by foot from Israel into Jordan

The time was upon me to tackle another land border. Regular readers will know that I described my border crossing from Egypt into Israel as the worst three hours of my life. Whilst I'm relieved to say I would not encounter a repeat experience, I would still face some problems of a different sort by the end of the day. Speaking of which, it all began in Tel Aviv and would thankfully end, as hoped, in Amman, Jordan's capital city. T ...

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Hello Tel Aviv, goodbye Israel...

Greetings from Tel Aviv, Israel's pseudo-capital city. Tel Aviv, however, is nowhere near the Negev desert but hopefully you'll find that image above taken just last week a lot more captivating than say, a random city skyscraper. Rather poignantly, this will be my final Israel post as the time has come for me to move on from this very welcoming country. To think that 18 months or so ago, I hadn't even heard of ...

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Ejected from a Palestinian bus

Today I was removed from a pubic bus but fear (or laugh) not for the title is more dramatic than the experience thankfully was. If anything though the circumstances that warranted my removal make the crux of the story and that was due to my own monumental stupidity. Ok, that's a little harsh, doopy forgetfulness. One of my reasons for returning to Jerusalem was that its central location would mean it would be easy to vis ...

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A return and final farewell to Jerusalem

Reading back through my first Jerusalem post from a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the last line of my text was: 'Jerusalem, you and I have unfinished business...'.  Low and behold I have returned to this glorious city of old charm and modern wonder to try and accomplish seeing a few more sights that I previously missed. In fairness, the fact that Israel is a relatively small (but modern) country has made such gall ...

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The Golan Heights and the Dead Sea

So I've been quite busy this last week (but in a good way) as you might have deduced from my lack of posts. Well, I'm hoping you thought to yourselves he's probably been busy having a  good time rather than the equally very real alternative of me being assimilated by a plethora of evangelical preachers! The fun started in the not-so-fun village of Nazareth. For those unfamiliar with Nazareth, it's said to be where Jesus spent ...

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