Visiting the Middle East

The Middle East gets a bad rap. I’ve been there a handful of times now, and have had nothing but great experiences. My first visit was to Egypt in 2006, the most recent being Jordan this past summer. My dream trip! Here’s me goofing off in front of one of the ruins of Petra:


This is what I like to tell people about the Middle East: for me, the most beautiful places I’ve visited thus far are my own country, (of course!), South Africa, and New Zealand. But the Middle East is the most INTERESTING part of the world.


Maybe the desert aspect has something to do with the appeal of the Middle East for me, too. I love being in the desert! Jordan is actually the driest country on Earth. And don’t ya just love a baby camel?


Author: barblee

Barb Lee is a native of Western Massachusetts who loves to write, travel and hike the world, and hang out with her beautiful Jersey Wooly bunny Muffin. Her whole life changed when she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in October of 2019. By January of 2020, she was bouncing back in a major way. Now, in addition to all her favorite activities, she wants to help others make the most of life following a devastating diagnosis, while she continues to beat the odds.

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