Matt & Laura of Arabia February 27th 2009 There are three ways to get from Egypt to Jordan. As the two countries are not actually adjacent, the traveller has to either make a short run across the southern tip of Israel, or take one of two overpriced ferry options.
Though potentially the cheapest of the options, making the trip across Israel is not advised for anyone planning to travel on to Syria or Lebanon since neither of these count ... read more
Middle East » Jordan For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
Matt and Laura are back in the Vancouver area.
Many thanks to various editions of Lonely Planet Guidebooks for much of the factual information provided in the blogs!
Check out www.mytb.org/wanderinglaura for Laura's previous trips.
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