The (not quite) Cairo to (almost) Istanbul Trip Highlights (in Pictures) 3

Once we crossed over the Tigris in to Turkey we were on the final leg home. Though we knew it is a beautiful country Turkey surprised us. We have lived here for four years but, having only seen the Aegean coast, a few towns in the west of the country and Istanbul, we didn’t understand quite how varied the landscape can be.

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The (not quite) Cairo to (almost) Istanbul Trip Highlights (in Pictures) 2

Laying slap bang in the way of getting to Turkey, we needed to cross Syria to get home but when we turned up at the border Syria said no and turned me away. We had to decide what to do next. The temptation was to turn around and head back to Egypt and take the once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Pyramids and the rest of Egypt’s historical assets to ourselves. Then we remembered the country we bumped when planning our route. We flew to Beirut.

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The (not quite) Cairo to (almost) Istanbul Trip Highlights (in Pictures)

Now we are back we are attempting to wean ourselves away from writing solely about our recent adventures. However, for the rest of this month though I’m taking a last chance to indulge ourselves and show some pictures of our travels. I learnt a long time ago our friends ain’t interested but the advantage of having a website is I can force them on to you.

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Photo Feature: Jerash Roman Army and Chariot Experience

Twice a day Saturday to Thursday the Romans come to the Jordanian town of Jerash. There they demonstrate their soldierly skills, stage a gladiator fight, and race their chariots around the former Empire’s smallest Hippodrome.

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Photo Feature: Along the Siq to the Treasury, Petra

Having lost my Indiana Jones hat in a drunken incident it was bare headed and with my girlfriend and not my Dad that I rounded the end of the Siq and caught that first memorable glimpse of the Treasury.

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