Jordan Scams to Watch Out For

There are two major Jordan scams to watch out for when traveling to this beautiful country. Here are the two Jordan Scams to watch out for: Scam #1: Border Taxis When you cross the border from Israel to Jordan, you will need to take a taxi to reach your accommodation. The Jordanian government placed signs with taxi…

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My 6 Days Complete Israel Travel Spending Breakdown

During my trip in the middle east, I made sure to do a complete Israel travel spending breakdown. Because Israel is my first travel destination during my one year trip, I definitely made a lot of newbie mistakes. The biggest mistake I made is underestimating the cost of travel in Israel. The cost of taxi…

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Masada – The Citadel of Mass Jewish Suicide

Masada reminds me of the movie 300 where a small band of Greek warriors fight off 1 million Persian soldiers. While putting on a great fight, the Greek warriors were eventually defeated and killed by the Persian army. Much like the movie “300” you have a small group of Jewish people fight off a much…

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Dying in the Dead Sea

When you think of the Dead Sea, you think of a beautiful resort looking body of water where you can sit back, relax, go for a nice swim while sipping your favourite beverage. While this image may seem pleasant, the reality is quite different.   Dead Sea – Lowest Point on Earth   Karen, my…

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My First Terrible Hostel Experience – Jerusalem

After having a fun first hostel experience in Portland, I was surprise to have my first terrible hostel experience in Jerusalem. After taking two buses and a train from Tel Aviv, Karen, my sisters and I arrived at Jerusalem.   Bus Ride to Jerusalem   We quickly hurried to the Post Hostel to check in…

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