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Exploring Petra: In Pictures (and a few words..)

Just a few hours after crossing the border back into Israel from Egypt I found myself making my way through customs into Jordan. Three countries in one day, nice. We showed our passports a total of six times on the way, only running in to some trouble with our bags. For some reason they were unsure if they should allow me to go in with my GoPro, which had an underwater case on it. Thankfully after some discussion amongst themselves, the security men gave me my camera back. Although the next item of suspicion was my mother’s police badge, which after ten minutes or so was returned to us… We were apart of an organized trip, we were fourteen total. Finally on the Jordan side we were separated into two vans and prepared for our two hour drive. Before climbing in the van I had no clue I was in for such a long ride, but wow, the Jordanian mountains are something beautiful. The lines of phosphate and shades of green from copper, it wasn’t …

Who I am and why am I here?

Who I am: I’m a girl from the US who wanted more. Wanted to see more, do more, learn more than my surroundings could offer me. Growing up in a southern suburb of Chicago was nice and all but…I was ready for some traveling and adventure. I wanted to see the world. Last August I packed up a suitcase and left for Israel to continue some studying and to see the country. My life has not been short of adventure since. I’ve caught the travel bug and now I’m not sure if I can ever go back to that suburb. I’ve since found myself in India, and yesterday I was in three different countries within the same day, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. There is something about the feeling of getting a fresh stamp on that passport. 🙂 I’ve learned so many things, met so many interesting people, experienced different cultures in different lands. I’ve known the electrifying feeling of exiting the airport and into the unknown, and now there’s absolutely no going back. I’m hooked. …