I'm about to head off to see Egypt and Jordan with my husband. It's only a short trip and we are going on a package tour so it is not as exciting as most of you younger travellers, but time restrictions, and age, make it the best way for us to go. We start the trip in Cairo and then fly down to Abu Simbel and all the other usual tourist destinations in this area. I'm really looking forward to seeing Petra, in Jordan, afterwards. I have always wanted to see it so I hope it meets my expectations. Right now I am still trying to work out what we should pack! The travel information provided recommends cotton in these hot areas but when we travelled Europe last year we found that most hotels will not allow you to use irons. Cotton needs ironing! Especially when we will be staying in smart hotels- you are expected to look half decent at meal times. Hotel laundries cost a fortune so I will be doing our hand washing in the bath but that still leaves the problem of the ironing.
I am a mature (aged anyway!) woman, married with 2 children, a daughter, now 29, who is living in England, and a son who is 25. I was an English language and literacy teacher in a community centre in Melbourne, where I live but am now sort of retired (temporarily at present). I originally came from England, where I met my Aussie husband and then moved to Australia to marry and raise my family.
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