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Is it Safe to Travel to the Middle East? – HuffPost

As the threat of terror increases globally, people have become ever more wary about travelling in the Middle East. When I announced to friends and family earlier in the year that I would be returning to the region on a solo trip through Jordan, Israel, Palestine, and Egypt, they looked at me like I was insane. In their minds, these countries were risky enough as it was, let alone as a single woman. My Middle Eastern trip all those years ago was a very fond memory that I held dear. The food had been incredible, the history was fascinating, and the people warm and welcoming. I could not identify with the concerns of those around me in the slightest. Unfortunately, the Arab Spring is still fresh in everyone’s minds and the violent memories of riots and protests dancing across our TV screens are hard to shake.

Is it Safe to Travel to the Middle East? – HuffPost

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