On 2012, I embarked on a trip across the Middle East. As most of you already know, I spend a lot of time in Egypt, and the whole idea came while searching for flights to Cairo from Italy. Everything looked too expensive so I started to look for alternative ways, until I decided:
I’m going to travel the Middle East by land! It’s going to cost me more than the flight, but at least it won’t last 3 hours, and I will get to see many things on the way!
After a lot of research, I realized that I couldn’t travel by land all the way down to Egypt, for many reasons:
Syria and the current situation
The Lebanon/Israel border being closed
I thought about taking a ferry from south Turkey to North Cyprus, but because the island is divided I couldn’t cross to the south without going back to the north
I could go on forever, but I would give you a headache!
Anyway, I didn’t change my mind. Yes, I had to fly a few times, but I still crossed the Middle East and it was an amazing trip.
Unfortunately I had to skip some countries but I added Cyprus, and here is how the final itinerary looked like:
#MEtrip: the itinerary
From June 28th to July 25th, 2012 I traveled to the following countries:
If you want to read all about this trip, follow the hashtag/category #MEtrip on my blog. Click here to read the posts that I already wrote about it. Some are just quick updates I shared on the way, some still have to come. Keep checking for updates!
If you are also thinking about having a similar trip, please don’t hesitate contacting me for tips and info.