First Trip in the Middle East
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3 August till 29 August 2015 (4 weeks). Return flight to Amman, Jordan. Traveling Jordan and Egypt ultra-lean with JT, AT and KM. Couchsurfing in Amman and Cairo. No alcohol during entire trip: 27 days! There are no records of … Read More

Flight from Amman to Berlin
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You should have seen the plane after the passengers left. Trash all over the floor. It is a culture thing…

Bye Bye Amman
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Special thanks to the service of Royal Jordanian. Last chance: Lose our luggage.

Maverick Republic
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Let’s go!

Mixed Promo Team
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Introducing the new energy drink XL (produced in Poland) – the promo team had a male companion – for cultural reasons?

Shopping Frenzy After Friday Praying
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Cartons were used for praying. Immediately after the prayer the shopping frenzy started.

Impressions Egypt
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Egypt is safe to travel. Even at night. Egyptians fall into the two groups of normal people and salesmen. Normal people are honest, caring and amicable. Salesmen are rarely honest and never helpful. Bargaining is a must. More ruins than … Read More

Magic Circle of Soldiers
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When we rode the taxi to the airport, we saw civil policemen every 30 m along the highway. The taxi driver explained that President el-Sisi is coming. On the airport, a circle of soldiers protects empty space while we were … Read More

Our Pilot Praying before the Flight
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Flying from Cairo to Amman, Jordan.

Nice Area of Cairo
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Right before heading to the airport, we walked a nice area of Cairo with trees, small local cafés and shops.

Pain Killer
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Good to know there is relief should you need it.

Camels for Sale
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The vendor asks for 10.000 E£. I did not  negotiate. The price is in line with the price that our guide in Luxor mentioned.

Volkswagen Bus, 1974
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The model that my parents bought in 1974 to go camping all over Europe. There are many of them around Giza Metro station as Servees (shared taxi).

No Guns?
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Walking around in a run-down area.

Uninhabited Villa of R. Thomann
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Left to the door, it says “R. Thomann architetto”. Google knows that he was one of the architects shaping Heliopolis, a new part of Cairo.

Near Sporting Clubs
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Very exclusive sporting clubs. No looking, no pictures.

Skipping Museum
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Too much culture for me. Left JT, AT and KM at the Egyptian museum to do some walking.

Home Wear
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Finally, there is a word for it other than lingerie. Try this at home!

Camel Ride at Giza Pyramids
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We got a special package, again. Operated by a guy who claimed to be part of the military and that he pays a salary to guides plus entrance fees to the authorities directly, we paid him 400 £ for the … Read More

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