Category Archives: Middle East

Transiting the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal, connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean, may lack the drama and complexity of the Panama Canal but it is still pretty amazing. The 120-mile ditch through the desert was opened in 1869 and provides a straight … Continue reading

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Highlights of Jordan: Amman, Aljoun, Jerash

On “Jay and Tanya’s Insanity Trip 2017” we have often been asked, “which countries that you’ve visited would you like to return to?” One easy answer to that question is “Jordan”. OK, we were only here two days and one … Continue reading

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Petra: Bucket List Travel

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan is one of those bucket list places that show up on virtually every travel junkies wish list. It’s in the same category as India’s Taj Mahal, Peru’s Macchu Picchu and Rome’s Coliseum. But like … Continue reading

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Muscat, Oman

The Sultanate of Oman was a welcoming introduction to the Middle East for Jay. Tanya had lived in the region 30 years ago but for Jay, other than a previous visit to Israel, it was a new destination. To appreciate … Continue reading

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