1990: Overland from Athens, Greece to Aswan, Egypt


Countries covered: Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt


For our first trip abroad we'd planned a month-long overland trip from Athens, through Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel to Cairo and down the Nile.  Alas, that plan was not to be: a few weeks before we were to fly to Athens Iraq invaded Kuwait and Jordan filled both with anti-American riots and 100,000 Egyptians trying to get on the same boat we planned on sailing.  A hasty remake of our plans lead us instead to the trip documented below: From Athens, through the islands to Crete and Cyprus, on to Israel and into Egypt and the Nile via the Sinai.  Still haven't made it to Syria and Jordan....


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