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JORDAN

My trip to Jordan was an adventure. My family and I crossed the border from walking from Israel to Jordan. We went through both Israeli and Jordanian customs and walked through to Aqaba, Jordan. When we walked through the border, we got into a cab and drove to our hotel and stayed in Aqaba for one night. We left first thing in the morning to Wadi Rum, and spent the day in the desert with a guide. He took us through the desert and we hiked on sand dunes, saw ancient scriptures carved on amazing rock formations and spent the night in a Bedouin camp. The bedouin camp was an amazing experience. I remember just laying on the warm sand at night looking up at the sky and thinking I’ve never seen stars so bright. The sky was so clear I could see the Milky Way. There was no electricity, no lights, no people, no buildings- nothing for miles. We were literally in the middle of the desert. The next morning we went to Petra. It is …

I’M GOING TO THE MIDDLE EAST!

Scrolling through Instagram and across travel sites I constantly feel inspired to travel somewhere completely new to me. I attribute a large part of who I am to the experiences I’ve had while traveling out of my element and I encourage travelers to push themselves in to uncharted territories. While for me, boarding a plane to Israel is more of a homecoming than an adventure; there is still an unknown element to the Middle East, which often deters travelers. But hidden beneath negative media and struggling tourism, the Middle East is home to some of the oldest and most significant ancient world wonders, natural wonders, historical landmarks, renowned beaches and popular cities worldwide. What’s all the fuss about? Scroll down to see the Middle East through the eyes of Instagram: • Petra, Ma’An, Jordan – Photo by @thefella • Pammukale, Turkey – Photo by @xoxo.msjasmie • Shiek Zayed Grand Mosqu2, Abu Dhabi – Photo by @worldwanderlust • Dead Sea, Israel Photo by @benny_refaeli • Dubai Photo by @weshacreature • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey – Photo …