So much was up in the air, but the itinerary for my upcoming trip is falling into place.  Here it is in short:  I will be leaving February 1 and will return May 31.  I have mapped out four countries for the four months ahead of me.  Egypt in February, Turkey in March, Iraq in April, Israel in May.  Just imagine the bewilderment when I called a travel agent to create a plane ticket for me going from Detroit to Cairo to Istanbul to Baghdad to TelAviv and back to Detroit.  After a long silence she asked:  And this is all for one person?!  I asked, if she wanted to come along, but she politely declined.  🙂 ET