Originally Posted by skipmac
I may be wrong but think the previous comment was meant warn about security
once you reached Syria, not in southern Turkey.
Not sure about Tunis outside Tunisia. I've read a number of warnings from EU cruisers about some areas outside the city.
Israel on the other hand was one of my favorite countries I've visited around the Med and would love to sail there. Tel Aviv was very nice but I walked by the marina there and didn't see an empty slip.
On the SE Turkey - if you read the warnings and listen and we did get one from the consulate in Adana - SE Turkey is a place one should not go. Nonsense - we drove and along the Syrian border and almost to the Iraq border stopping along the way to see some of the greatest sites we have ever seen. I guess I am using that as hey don't believe everything the gov't tells you.
As for Tunisia we drove and visited all of it and what a great country. The only thing we could not do was take a 5 day camel trek across the desert. All of them had been cancelled - this was the year of the beach shooting and before Tunisia got a real hold on the security
situation and built a huge wall to keep the bad guys out.
As for Israel - we are working with the locals trying to get more people to come here for the winter. There are slips and they will fit you in.