Jordan

Jordan / Petra: Care for a donkey taxi? Or a horse or camel taxi?

Would you like a donkey taxi to tour Petra? Exploring the ancient city is no mean task if you want to get a good look. It almost seems endless. With the sun at its harshest[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Petra Tour I: Entrance to the start of the Siq

A single post on the individual attractions of Petra might be too long and unattractive to read – so here goes a series on it. From the moment you are inside Petra, you neck will[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Petra: Tips for exploring the ancient city

When in Petra, the sun, heat, dust and the near endless city do not make it easy to explore. Here are some tips to keep you going: * Start Early: Some guides (including mine) suggested[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Petra: A city cut into rock by the Nabataeans, 2200 years ago

This is the first in a series of posts on Petra in Jordan. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra is Jordan’s greatest visitor attraction. It is[Read More…]

by October 21, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Dead Sea: Try sinking in it, you cannot!

I had heard a few things about the Dead Sea but I sure was in for a few surprises. I have done more than an average Joe’s share of mountain driving, but the one to[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Wadi Rum: Meeting the Bedouin Camel Safaris

I went exploring Wadi Rum in a jeep safari but would recommend you try a camel safari too. I would have too if I had the time. You can do so for any period of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Wadi Rum: A Sunset You Never Saw Before

I have already written about Wadi Rum in Jordan being one of the most fascinating desert landscapes on the planet. As sunset approached, my 4×4 driver urged me to stop clicking pictures if I wanted[Read More…]

by October 18, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Wadi Rum: Natural Rock Faces, Phantoms, Monsters, Pharoahs, Ghouls, Nymphs, Mummies Etc.

Jordan is a fascinating country – completely a desert but one where the sand, winds and time have created fascinating natural rock structures. Amongst these – if you look carefully – are many natural shapes[Read More…]

by October 18, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan

Jordan / Wadi Rum: A Vast, Echoing and God-Like Desert

Wadi Rum in Jordan offers one of the most magnificent desert landscapes in the world, and was described by the Lawrence of Arabia as ‘vast, echoing and God-like.’ Mountains of sandstone and granite rise from[Read More…]

by October 17, 2010 Destinations: International, Jordan