- Camera and lenses – highly recommend a camera with a viewfinder, whether a dSLR or a bridge camera. I traveled with a basic point-and-shoot and regretted not having a real viewfinder. The sun is very bright and made the LCD panel impossible to use.
- Dust cover for camera
- Lots of memory cards!
- Binoculars – our guide was thrilled to use our binoculars to examine the heiroglyphs on monuments. We recommend the compact Swarovski CL line.
- External charger ( bonus points if it has SD card backup capability like the RAVPower FileHub)
- Headlamp – if you’re going to Petra, DO go to Petra By Night, an exceptional experience where you walk the narrow siq lit only by luminaries. It’s an uneven path so a headlamp would have been a great help.
Recommended for men and women:
- Shirts, light colored*, long sleeves which roll up if necessary (Columbia Sportswear offers affordable convertible shirts for men and women)
- Pants, light colored, with fold up or zip off to knee length (women – look for the slimmer fitting versions of these pants – i.e., Columbia Aruba, which will work best transitioning from touring to dining)
- Tees and a light sweater, merino wool recommended for its lightness and odor resistance
- sturdy shoes (especially good for exploring ancient sites)
- sun hat
- midi or maxi skirt in lightweight material
- a lightweight scarf – brightens any outfit and covers your head in places of worship
- avoid short shorts and form fitting clothing unless on private boats or at resorts
- * we chose to wear black in Cairo as to better assimilate to the culture
featuring Lakira jewelry , Scottevest Trench and Standard Jacket, Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Tom Bihn packing cube shoulder bag, Sunday Afternoon sun hat, Patagonia Kamala skirt, Columbia convertible shirt.
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