Yes, it has been quite some time since I have written. Life happened and then you don’t have the time to blog. But, I’m back and ready to share all my little adventures. So, here we go!
With everything that’s been happening there, it was a shock for many people when I discussed traveling there and exploring for a month. I am the type of person that often runs into the fire and thinks about it afterwards. And I have a boyfriend whose crazy enough to follow me there.
As it happened, I have family living in Israel so it was a no brainier that I visit them. However, going to Jordan and Egypt was the most shocking due to the fact that the revolution has just erupted 2 months before we were to travel there. Violence and fear are often thought of when thinking of this part of the world. And although we were cautious it did not stop our curiosity and determination to travel there.
Above are images of the trip and the people that we have met during our time there. From the powder beaches of Til Aviv, the wonders of Petra and to the hot desserts in Sinai filled with the most incredible people, it has certainly become one of my most memorable travels.
My memories of sharing stories and fresh peach juice with the local doctor in Sinai and doing home visits with the nomadic Bedouins in both Jordan and Egypt, has been an incredible experience that I will take with me for a long time.
As a woman it was an eye opener to see first hand how traditions dictate actions and way of life. In one of our days in Sinai, I was left by the men to spend time with the women of the tribe, and although we did not speak each others language, we understood without words. We laughed, we ate and most importantly created many creative hand gestures!
Not only were we welcomed by the most friendly people but we also learned and were able to understand more about the world, which has changed our decisions and views on many issues.
So be bold! Go out there and do something unexpected, you might be pleasantly surprised with what you find!