Allenby Bridge and Sheikh Hussein Bridge
Border Crossing Details
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Hi Omar. I'm sorry for the delay in writing to you about the Israel & Jordan trip. It's been crazy since we got back ........ Arrival at Ben Gurion: We were so surprised and thrilled to find someone from the airport waiting for us near our gate, whisking us through all of the security checks and out the side door to our waiting van. We looked at each other and said "if this is how our whole trip is going to be, this is great!!" It was so unexpected and really started us off on the right foot, versus standing in the lines, which is what we had been ready for. Every hotel was great. Thank you for hearing our request and getting us some top-notch accommodations .....
The guide in Jordan was awesome. We loved, loved, loved Ossama. Lots of energy, knowledgeable, offering information all the time. He was very intent on making sure that we enjoyed our visit, saw all of the interesting stuff, got whatever pictures we wanted, and so on. He really wanted us to tell everyone in the U.S. that Jordan was safe and nice to visit. And I have!! :)
In Israel, our guide, Moses, had lots of experience at navigating the sites, always getting us to the front of lines (we didn't have many lines), going in the back way to save time, etc. With a very full agenda, he did a good job of keeping us moving, but if we wanted to stop for another photo or venture off to the side, he was always accommodating. He helped us to choose items from menus, ordered for us at restaurants when necessary and helped us with money situations. We felt very comfortable with him.
we had an amazing trip. I still think of it every day (even two months later) . We talk about the trip every week when we go to lunch after church. The agenda was perfect - we saw so many amazing sites that really helped us to relate to our faith. Thank you for being so patient in helping us to plan the itinerary to include every detail that we requested.
I'll be in touch to hopefully plan our trip for next year! :)