Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Egypt

Entered Israel from Amman via Allenby Bridge (US$ 90 for quick VIP-transfer) and stayed at American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem. Fantastic old town. Got straight into riots with tear gas. Visited the Palestinian Territories in Bethlehem. Very good Interconti hotel there. Also in Jericho.

Best Hotel in Jerusalem: American Colony *****, Alternatives: King David, maybe also the David Citadel

Best Hotels in Palestinian Territories: Interconti Bethlehem ***** and Interconti Jericho *****

Best Hotel in Amman: Hotel Four Seasons Amman*****

Best Hotel in Petra: Mövenpick Petra****

Best Hotel in Cairo: Sofitel El Gezirah Cairo (Executive Level) *****, Alternative: Four Seasons Nile Plaza

Best Hotel in Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace*****

Best Hotel in Karnak: Sofitel Old Cataract***** (currently under construction)

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Riot Police in Jerusalem Old City

Riot Police in Jerusalem Old City

Bethlehem Border, West Bank, Palestine

Bethlehem Border, West Bank, Palestine

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Sinai

Sinai

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

Winter Palace Luxor

Winter Palace Luxor

Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" was written in the (Sofitel) Hotels "Winter Palace" and "Old Cataract"

Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile” was written in the (Sofitel) Hotels “Winter Palace” and “Old Cataract”

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P.S.: Almost six hours of background facts (and some fiction) on Olivier Assayas’ director’s cut of Carlos – The Jackal

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