I will be going to Jordan and Egypt for the first time in July of 09, taking the Jordan and Egypt Adventure Trip. As you can imagine, i have many questions. Hopefully someone can help me:
-sleeping bag vs. sheet? How cool does it get at night? and how cool is it to hike up to Mt. Sinai for the sunrise? Do i really need a fleece? i am trying to pack as light as possible and i dread taking anything bulky or unnecessary.
-since drinking tap water is unwise, is buying bottled water expensive? i am a water drinker...and i wonder if there are even cheaper alternatives? iodine tablets? bring a water purifier (like the kind i use for backpacking)? how much is a bottle of water in those 2 countries?
-any optional activities i should not miss in those 2 countries? Few people mentioned horsebackriding to pyramid sunsets...anything else? what about the R.A.C.E performance at Jerash, Jordan? or is that a tourist trap?
-i look forward to visiting the orphanage in Luxor (the one sponsored by ImTr)...i am a teacher...should i bring something to give to the children?
-for hiking up Mt. Sinai, Petra, etc...i have a pair of KEENs that are for light hiking. Is that ok?
-What is the best/easiest thing to bring for visits to religious sites where i need to cover up? i will be spending a week in Israel after Egypt as well.
Thank you, fellow travellers, for reading and helping me out!