Month Fourteen Recap

Where We’ve Been

UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.

The Highs
  • Petra.  Even though my camera battery died, I still loved photographing this World Wonder.
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.  Such an impressive and beautiful building, even if it is a little over the top.
  • The people of Jordan.  I’ve never met friendlier, more helpful people anywhere in the world.  Unbelievable.
  • Watching John roll down a sand dune in Wadi Rum.  He was laughing so hard and having so much fun.
  • Enjoying amazing scenery and food in Crete.  We like it so much, we’ve decided to stay a whole month.
The Lows
  • Tear gas in Turkey.  We really have no one to blame for this but ourselves for not watching the news more closely and trusting someone else to look out for our safety.  Not our shining moment.
  • Inability to get my head around 5,000 years.  That’s how old the Pyramids of Giza are, which is most of what makes them so impressive and important.  Unfortunately, my little human brain simply cannot fathom that much time, which meant I couldn’t really appreciate the splendor of these ancient ruins.  To me, ‘old’ is ‘old’, which means I put things like Angkor Wat (built in the 1200s) on par with the Pyramids (built in 2660 BC.)  It’s totally inaccurate, completely unfair, and unfortunately true.  Ancient world appreciation fail.
Things I’ve Learned

To be honest, I’ve learned too much this month.  I can’t even think of something trivial enough that I could write just a brief paragraph about it here.    You’ll just have to trust me on this one.

What’s Up Next

Greece, Italy, and HOME!  We’re planning to return to the US at the end of July!

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