I visited the Middle East in 2008 as part of an organised trip with Intrepid Travel.
Over the course of a month, I journeyed through Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Northern Turkey. I climbed Mount Sinai, slept out on the beach at Aqaba, floated in the Dead Sea, wandered through Syrian souks, camped in the Wadi Rum desert and marvelled at the Treasury in Petra.
I can’t wait to get back to this region again. It’s full of mystery and intrigue, the people are fascinating, and there’s so much I didn’t get the chance to see.