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Hello, just a quick question regarding the Jett bus from Amman, Jordan to Cairo, Egypt (or Cairo to Amman - not sure which country we'll do first). I'm assuming that this bus will need to cross the red sea via boat, and I've read lots of posts about how unreliable this boat service can be. Someone said that the 1am boat from Aqaba is the vehicle boat and always leaves on time. Is this true? And if so would there be one in the opposite direction? I'm trying to figure out a relatively cheap and reliable way between both countries, and want to avoid flying this leg of the trip to save money. Thanks!
I know you all get bored with the same old visa questions but somehow I could not find what I am looking for, so bear with me just a minute. Thanks for all the inputs :)!
I plan to travel to Jordan around end of December and I hold a Vietnamese passport. I am checking the flights and see that Emirates/Qatar/Etihad/Turkish all charge at least 1,200 bucks for a return ticket. I dug some more and found that if I fly from Jeddah, the ticket to Amman would be ~150 US$/one way. Combined with some fierce sales from AA I might get a return ticket for around 150-200 US$ less. What worries me is that I need to go through immigration and check in all over again. What do you think the chance for me to get a visa like that (is it counted as transit visa?)? I am a woman traveling solo and has been in Middle East before (Iran).
Again, thanks for your advice! more »
My fiance and and I are planning a trip to Africa next September (2014) so am in early stages of planning now, trying to figure out itinerary and travel times etc.
Basically, we will be doing Africa with friends through a tour company for around 3-4 weeks, heading to Egypt on our own for probably around 10 days, then we want to visit Jordan after Egypt (Petra and the Dead Sea at least), then hopefully onto Morrocco if we can for maybe 7-10 days. Unfortunately we might only have a few days spare for Jordan, max 1 week.
I have read that you can hire taxi's to drive you around, so I was thinking if we went from Cairo to Aqaba we could then get a driver/taxi/bus(?) to take us to Petra (for maybe 2d/1n) then onto Amman for a couple of days (either visiting Dead Sea on the way or as a day trip from Amman). Would 4-5 days be long enough for this? I'm not sure of travel times.... more »
Do anybody knows at which days are the train yazd - mashad and mashad - yazd ?
I will be in Dubai in July and would like to have a side trip to Iran.
Any idea about affordable flights from Dubai to either Tehran or Shiraz?
I'm planning a two month backpacking trip in August and September and REALLY want to visit the middle east.
I've heard about the insane heat in the desserts during August and September...is it so hot that it would be miserable, and seriously limiting for activities?
Could I just do day trips and activities very early and very late in the day (not sure how long the days are or if groups go out early and late)?
I would like to see the famous sites but also just wander a bit, so I'll be walking a lot
I'm fair skinned
I live in south Texas, so I'm no stranger to heat between 85-105F (~30-40C)
I'm looking at Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt the most.
Any tips or ideas are much appreciated!
Hi fellow travellers..
I've posted a few days ago about struggling to get into Iran..
Has anyone had an Iranian Tourist/transit visa approved in the last month or so...?
If so, can you please post how long it took, if you had any problems, what site your used, etc...
I've applied via iranvisa.com, using their "urgent" service ie: 4 working days, it's been 11 working days now and all I've had is an email stating there has been many recent rejections of visas, despite the assurances given to me prior to applying..
Any info would be much appreciated..
Drop me a message i let you know how to catch the fan in oman and Emirates
we like to go to Iran by car in mid-july for 4-5 weeks. At the embassy I was told that I can get only 2 weeks visa. My question : it is still possible to get visa extension without problems ? We will start the itinerary on Orumiye, Kermanshah and Hamedan. It is a good idea to ask as soon as possible for the visa extension ? Do anybody made visa extension in those cities ?
Thank you for any information.
I am currently in Israel for a month, and would like to do an intensive Krav Maga course for a week or two. Does anyone have any recommendations/suggestions on school that offer this?? Any advice, PM me if you prefer, would be very helpful.
Thanks a million shekels
Our plans involve driving from the Galilee area (probably around Nazareth) all the way down to Eilat. The question: is it better to drive route 90 through the West Bank or go around the West Bank, staying in Israel proper to the west. This is in a rental car, already picked up in Tel Aviv, so I assume that's yellow plates.
I've researched this, and keep reading different opinions, such as:
- Route 90 seems to be much faster, even if only two lanes
- Car insurance won't cover you in the WB.
- Yellow license plates are either bad or no problem.
- The other highways would be super crowded.
Any thoughts? We wouldn't go anywhere else in the WB, just route 90 straight.
Also any time estimates of Nazareth area to Eilat by either / any route, if we drove straight through in one day?
Planning on coming overland from Egypt to Jordan. From what I'm reading the best way is via the Eilat crossing although the ferry out of Nuweiba is also possible but i hear it never is on time. So if i wanna go to Aqaba ( although is it worth it if i'm going overland ? ), Petra, Wadi Rum and end up in Amman for the flight back, whats the best way to go, safe and not too expensive. Going to be short on time so looking to do just the major highlights. Thanks and I'll look forward to your responses.....:)
We would like to go for a one-day self guided trekking in Iran. I do not know what region the best for trekking. From the following regions which one would be the best choice in terms of natural beauty and signed trails? Around Kermanshah or Tabriz or Rasht (Masouleh)?
I’m going to visit Iran in September for 3 weeks. I would like to visit the market of Minab but it’s far away from the typical circuit. So I wonder if it is worth de visit.
Has someone visited it recently? Do you think it is worth the visit?
Thanks a lot.
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