Overland Travel in the Middle East
Traveling to the Middle East in your own overland vehicle or exploring the region on foot are particularly popular yet, but those who have been there will tell you both can be so rewarding.
Drive to Iran, heralded as being one of the most hospitable countries in the world and home to the culturally rich cities of Esfehan and Shiraz.
Jordan deserves a visit in your overland vehicle with vast deserts to camp and canyons for a 4×4 challenge. Or park your overland vehicle for a while and explore the country on foot, following the 650-km-long Jordan Trail.
Starting the new year in Ais, part 2 of hiking the Jordan Trail leads from Ais, via Dana and Petra to Wadi Rum and Aqaba, totalling the 650 kms adventure on foot.
After two thru-hikes, the Baekdu-Daegan in South Korea and the Jordan Trail, we have learned what hiking gear we need. Here’s our list.
Part 1 of the Jordan Trail hike, which covers 650 kms of trails from north to south Jordan, with the first half starting in Umm Qays and meandering through agricultural countrysides and Ajlun to Iraq al Amir.
We are about to hike the 650-kilometer Jordan Trail, which runs from the far north of Umm Qais to the Red Sea near Aqaba in the south.
As we’re preparing for the Jordan Trail, I’m uploading my Kindle with novels, memoirs, non-fiction and other books about Jordan.
Signboards in Iran are intriguing: the influence of Khomeini is visible, what do all those birds mean, and what about western penetration?