September 2015

Jordan was an interesting few days; to be honest I didn’t have the best time there and was considering not writing about it, however I feel there might be value in sharing my experience so others can learn from it.

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Although the Great Pyramids of Giza are easily the most famous of Ancient Egypt’s surviving sites, the small city of Luxor offers Egyptian history nerds (like me!) an unparalleled treasure trove of temples, tombs and relics.

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The culture shock I’d been waiting for finally struck upon arriving into Cairo.

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After spending a few lazy days in Antalya and Bodrum, I headed to Istanbul to finish off the Turkish leg of my round-the-world adventure. All the guidebooks will warn you about experiencing extreme culture shock upon arriving in Istanbul; stepping into the streets of the huge city, you’re immediately greeted with people in every direction, chaotic traffic, and a hundred different smells and sounds.

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Turkey has been on my must-see list for years; I remember being enthralled with its history as a girl while playing Carmen Sandiego, and friends’ more recent tales of its beauty and charm only enticed me more. When I finally set foot on Turkish soil in Cappadocia, it felt as though a piece of my life puzzle was finally falling into place.

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