I entered Israel and wanted to leave immediately!

Two days ago I endured, but thankfully overcame, the three most incredibly difficult, unpleasant hours of my life. Take a breath folks for I have entered the Holy Land. I have entered Israel, by foot, via the most southerly land border. The bus from Dahab was nearly 45 minutes late. Bloody Egypt. We arrive at the Taba (Egypt) bus station 1.5 hours later. The journey was slow and relentless in mountain scenery (this it the ...

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Delightful Dahab

Dahab was not a place I had heard of until I'd reached as far south as Luxor. The first mention was from Japanese couple that checked into my Luxor hostel for one night. I asked what and where it was. They said they had heard it to be the complete opposite of Luxor and Egypt in general, then informing me it was South Sinai (Sharm El Sheik region). They told me there were catching a 16 hour bus to reach it. Eyes and mouth wide open I asked them ...

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72 hours: Luxor to Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab

    Look's quite some distance, huh? And it was. Though I know what you might be thinking - he'll have crossed the Red Sea by ferry. This is Egypt rememb ...

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Excursions and activities in Luxor

Luxor is famed for many ancient archaeological discoveries and perhaps most notably for the 1922 discovery (by the British) of the tomb of the young-King, Tutankhamen. Whilst that famous golden 'headed-mask' you can probably envisage is kept in the Museum of Antiquities back in Cairo, the tomb remains here in Luxor making it two very separate destinations for tourists to visit. How convenient. How Egypt... ...

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Destination Luxor on board my first ever sleeper train!

After what is now a concatenated nine months of proper travelling, I've finally experienced something quintessentially 'backpacker-esque' and the clue's in the name, 'sleeper'. Taking a night-train is arguably a 'must-try' for all backpackers, including the unlikely ones and so I can now say I've joined that club. I've managed to avoid this through a combination of lots of available time, strategic pl ...

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