In Pictures: Wadi Rum – Jordan

Wadi Rum Sunset

I am very much a city person but there is something about desert landscapes that appeals to me. It wasn’t always that way. I grew up on the edge of the Australian Outback so I thought I had my quota of desert for one life-time. Having travelled overseas and returned as an adult I saw […]

The wonder that is Petra, and the best time to see The Treasury

Petra Jordan

Petra is one of those places that I knew of but didn’t know a lot about. Most people (well at least from my generation) would know Petra from the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but kids of my generation were certainly not taught much about this part of the world in school (or […]

Floating in the Dead Sea – Jordan

Dead Sea - Jordan

For as long as I have been listening to travellers tell tales about travel, floating on the water of the Dead Sea in Jordan (or Israel) always seems to make the list of things to do in ones life time. I can now say that having floated in/on the Dead Sea, it is one of […]

Mujib Biosphere Reserve – Jordan

Mujib Biosphere Reserve - Jordan

[Walkers trekking through the river at Mujib Biosphere Reserve - Jordan] If you ask someone what they know about Jordan before they have been here, you would probably get the usual response of “Petra, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum.” That, and a few biblical sites was about my knowledge at least. So the Mujib […]

Moses was here, Mount Nebo – Jordan

Mt Nebo - Jordan

From Mount Nebo (on a clear day) you can see Jerusalem. On the day we went it was hazy, so we had to make do with this sign telling us what we were missing out on. It was here where Moses viewed the promised land as promised from God, according to the Bible. Travel Photos: […]

Roman theatre, Amman – Jordan

Roman Theatre - Amman

The Roman theatre in Amman. And we aren’t talking about the outskirts of town here, but smack in the middle of the city. It’s an incredible sight to see this nearly 2000 year old ruin amidst apartment blocks and a busy city road. TIL: In Roman times Amman was known as Philadelphia. Photo Gallery: Amman […]

New Country Day: Jordan

Jordan Visa Stamp

Country: Jordan Date: 9 May 2012 After spending the last seven months in Southeast Asia, Jordan has made for a refreshing New Country Day. Apart from a three day stopover in Dubai I haven’t been anywhere in the Middle East, so I am looking forward to exploring more of this part of the world. I […]