My trip through the Middle East

By naamah
  • Brisbane

    My first stop over is Brisbane where my best friend lives..... It will also be my last taste of the Sun before I head to winter climates!
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    The Middle East

    This is an outline of where I am going on the first leg of my OE!
  • Flight to Cairo

    Flight to Cairo
    Stop over in Korea and I will be missing the last All Blacks rugby game of the year
  • Explore Cairo

    Explore Cairo
    Will be visiting the Egyptian Museum to see all the Mummies and learn about the different dynastic periods before driving out to Giza, where I visit will the Great Pyramids and the nearby Sphinx. Maybe I will ask her a tricky question!
  • Luxor

    After travelling by overnight train I will check intot my Nile River Cruise Ship Later I will take horse-drawn carriages to Karnak, which is one of the world’s most celebrated temple complexes, built over a period of some 200 years.
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings

    Luxor - Valley of the Kings
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    Sights include:
    Three royal tombs
    Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
    The Colossi of Memnon,
  • Edfu and Komombo

    Edfu and Komombo
    Edfu is home to a Temple to Horus, the falcon-headed God, while Komombo has asTemple of Sobek (the crocodile-headed God)
  • Aswan

    Temple of Isis
    Wander through the Nubian bazaar, looking for bargains
  • Visit to Abu Simbel

    Visit to Abu Simbel
  • Back in Cairo

    Back in Cairo
    I will be checking out Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s oldest mosque and the Gayer-Anderson Museum. OIbn Tulun Mosque, and maybe purchasing Damascene cloth or something in the Gold Market.
  • Mount Sinai

    Mount Sinai
    I will be climbing up 2285m to watch the sun rise. I have been told that it may even snow!
  • Arrive in Jordan

    Arrive in Jordan
  • Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum is a beautiful place with towering sandstone mountains rising from the desert with the wind-sculpted rock formations changing hue throughout the day from sunrise to sunset. The area is home to Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area and I will be sleeping in a Bedouin tent!
  • Petra

    Hopefully the filming of Tramsformers 2 has not destroyed this beautiful place.
  • Shobak - Dana - Madaba - Amman

    Shobak - Dana - Madaba - Amman
    Sites include:
    Shobak Castle
    Dana, where local artisans sell attractive silver jewellery and charms
    Kerak Castle
  • Amman

    Today I will be checking out the Dead Sea and Jerash. and on the 20th I will be meeting up with my dad for six days!
  • Off to Morocco

    Off to Morocco
    Today I am flying to Casablanca. "Here's looking at you, kid."
  • Casablanca

    Ending of Casablanca
    Will be visiting Mosque of Hassan, Rabat, the elegant capital of Morocco, Hassan Mosque and explore the lovely walled quarter known as the Kasbah des Oudaias.
  • Volubilis and Meknes

    Volubilis and Meknes
    Volubilis was once a provincial Roman capital
    Meknes has been called the Versailles of Morocco
  • Fes

  • Moulay Yacoub

    Moulay Yacoub
    I don't know alot about this area - but it does have a spring/spa resort.....
  • Fes-Marrakech

    A long day of travelling by train. I have armed myself with books and the first series of True Blood.
  • Marrakech

    Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians.
  • Fly to England

    Fly to England