Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Trip Report with Pictures and HD Video: Middle East & India

Jump to last reply

I recently returned from a 3 week trip to the Middle East & India, and put together a trip report with lots of photos and videos to augment the report. The full report can be found here: http://www.justinandcrystal.com/MiddleEast2014/ (FYI, I also posted this trip report on the Africa & Middle East board as well, since it spans both forums)

Our first stop was Jordan, where we visited Amman, Jerash, the Bethany Baptismal Site, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

Next up was Egypt, where we visited Cairo, Abu Simbel, took a short Nile cruise from Aswan through Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Luxor, and then back to Memphis and Cairo again.

Then we had roughly 48 hours in Istanbul, where we tried to hit as many highlights as possible.

Lastly, we went a couple of spots in India, including Bandhavgarh National Park (where we were lucky enough to spot 6 tigers), Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Fatepuhr Sikri and Jaipur.

We had an excellent time, and are really glad we went. Most all of our friends thought we were nuts to go to the Middle East, but we never felt unsafe, and everyone we met was both very welcoming and very appreciative that we came to their country.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of this, I'd be happy to answer as best I can.

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 N. India itinerary feedback
  2. 2 Knockoff Designer bags in Vietnam?
  3. 3 Chiang Mai OR Luang Prabang
  4. 4 Trip Report Destination Bangkok, again
  5. 5 Bangkok - State Railways of Thailand - All the Excursions
  6. 6 Honeymoon In sept
  7. 7 Vacay to Thailand end of December-January 2014
  8. 8 Jakarta or Kuala Lumpor
  9. 9 anyone been to minsk aircraft carrier, Shenzhen while staying in Kowloon
  10. 10 £0 day visa exempt - 30 day extension
  11. 11 15 Days in Japan, Itinerary Help Please
  12. 12 Trip Report 4 wonderful solo weeks in South Korea
  13. 13 Travel during China national week?
  14. 14 Weekend Market and Or Tor Kor-Bangkok
  15. 15 Popular Thai hi-so restaurants... Any suggestions?
  16. 16 Bali or Fiji
  17. 17 flight details from Chicago area to BKK
  18. 18 Honeymoon in december 2014
  19. 19 Don't use World Expeditions
  20. 20 Food tours in HCMC/Saigon?
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip report/blog - 10 days in Tokyo and Kyoto
  22. 22 Affordable accommodation in Yangon near Sule Pagoda
  23. 23 Bangkok - Side trip to Ayutthaya
  24. 24 3 days in Teheran
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip Report and Diary - Tokyo in 7 Days
View next 25 » Back to the top