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Archive | August, 2011

Wadi Rum

From Aqaba, Wadi Rum is a logical next stop because it’s only 60 km away and it being an outstanding desert landscape.  Or in the case of my new friends Petra and Tommy, an overnight trip. I met them at the dive resort and have persuaded them to join me in this expedition. I’m really […]

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Diving the Red Sea

One thing I know I will miss when I began this trip is scuba diving. And so I actually did a lot of diving before I left–taking part in the Philippine Dive Seafari and even joining the SNUPS photo competition, which by the way, I won something, yay. And because it is possible to dive […]

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Crossing Jordan

Crossing to Jordan is painless. It was 15 minutes by taxi to the border from Eilat center, then about 10 minutes and paying border fee of 105 nis ($30), you walk over to Jordan and the immigration guys gives your stamp in your passport and then you’re done! Enter Jordan Visa Free.

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England and Scotland History in Literature

Shakespeare. Chaucer. Austen. The Bronte’s. England’s history is littered with writers of extraordinary caliber. Authors and poets who have long since passed an yet their words still reverberate around the world. Here are just a few stops on a Bibliophile’s dream vacation. Let’s start in Scotland. Number One, basing yourself out of an Edinburgh Airport […]

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