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Jerusalem Day 2

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The next morning we took a cab to the Jaffa Gate again. The driver was nuts. He asked us where we were from, then proceeded to say he loved America over and over, and sang to Jim, “American boy…” He said “American people are extra extra extra large. Three extras.”
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Jerusalem Day 1

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Well, they said it couldn’t be done but we are here!

We walked over the Rabin border crossing today from Aqaba, Jordan to Eilat, Israel. I’ve never walked over a border before. It was a cool experience and it was easy – the whole thing only took 40 minutes. We paid a 5JD exit tax then had to go thru bag checks, passport control, and customs. The bag check was pretty crazy – when Jim emptied his pockets the security guards used one of those swab things (what do they do anyway?) and swabbed down his wallet, his CHAPSTICK, his little packet of TISSUES and even his Fresh Strips.

At passport control, a tough looking dude asked us: How did you get from Egypt to Jordan? Why are you coming to Israel? Are you traveling together? What is your relation? How long are you staying? Where are you going next? [read on]

Aqaba, Jordan & Onward

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
We took a car from Petra to Aqaba this morning. Our driver asked us how Ramadan was going for us. We didn't know how to answer, so we said, Good. He asked if we were fasting and then said he didn't ... [Continue reading this entry]

Petra, Jordan

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
We have been in Petra, Jordan the past two days and it's fantastic. Our feet are so sore; we walked for like 6 hours today. petra Petra is AWESOME. While it reeks of horse, donkey, camel ... [Continue reading this entry]

The 1 hour ferry that took 9 hours: Nuweiba to Aqaba

Monday, October 8th, 2007
*Please note that this post was originally written in 2007. Details on the ferry may have changed since then.* So we got a taxi to Nuweiba (1.5 hours from Dahab) and bought our 1 way ticket to the fast ferry to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Jim’s New Girlfriend: Dahab

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Our first and only night in Dahab we went to bed in our hotel, the Ali Baba. I was lying half-asleep in my bed the next morning when I heard the camera snapping photos and saw the flash. I looked ... [Continue reading this entry]

Snorkeling the Red Sea in Sharm

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
Yesterday we spent most of the day on a boat and snorkeling in Ras Mohammed Marine Park. I dare say the snorkeling was maybe the best I've experienced. Along with tons of super colorful fish, we saw a little brown ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sir Sharm a Lot

Thursday, October 4th, 2007
VIDEOS!! Snorkeling, fish, and me telling Jim it's time to go back to the boat. This fish kisses the camera [Continue reading this entry]

Sheikh your Booty

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
We are in Sharm el-Sheikh in another nice resort. It makes me feel so normal and boring to be in a resort. There are 4 pools and it is on the Red Sea. We snorkeled today and it was ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Pyramids

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
This morning we arranged a taxi to the Pyramids. We got the same driver as the day before. It's weird how the Pyramids are right in the middle of a city - not way out in the middle ... [Continue reading this entry]