‘Thanks for the welcome back – we are still in shock over weather and being back at work! Holiday fabulous and we loved Petra (missed Wadi Rum unfortunately). All other experiences excellent although navigating our way into Israeli cities in hire car to find hotel let us down several times! Lucky I had my phone with me and there are lots of helpful people in the world. Crossing at Aqaba to Eilat so easy it took about 7 minutes and we were the only people there. It was very easy as was ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris and crossing there.
Highlights would have to be Petra, old city in Jerusalem, Akko (Acre) in Israel, Masada in Israel, little towns in Crete, then Rhodes, Istanbul, Gallipoli – but probably not in that order. Thanks for your help with the flight bookings – all excellent until the last flight when two medical emergencies on flight caused bit of chaos but not much we can do about that!’