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?