We left Reno at 6:00 AM on Friday
Trip Start Jul 16, 2009
15Trip End Aug 04, 2009
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We arrived in Jordan at 5:00 PM on Saturday and proceeded to have a great journey. The driver picked us up at Queen Alia airport. A more confused and bustling place you will not find
The second night, when my friend from Bethlehem came to visit, I told him about the existance of his embassy and he was incredulous. Palestine is not generally recognized as a country as yet, though it definitely exists. Many people I spoke with in the States insisted that there was no such place, so I made a point to send them postcards from Bethlehem, just to make the point. Unfortunately, its been a couple of weeks since I got back and the postcards have not shown up. Either have the ones I sent from Egypt for that matter.
There is no 110v power to be had in the middle east, not even for shavers, so far as we could tell. Most electronic devices will charge with a 50watt converter, except for computers which take 75-100. We burned out a couple of cheap chargers [2 JD each] until we found a 300 watt unit. This worked well until the Isreali border guards tried to take it apart looking for explosives.