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Syria Day 1 – Trip to Damascus

Syria Day 1 – Trip to Damascus

The room was cold, drab and I was glad to be out of it and having a breakfast of bread, jam and tea, in the much more pleasant common area. I decided on a short stroll, and walked my way up to the Citadel in the drizzle that was saturating Amman. I was glad I’d […]

Jordan Day 4 – King’s Highway to Amman

Jordan Day 4 – King’s Highway to Amman

Woke early and headed down to the greatest breakfast feast of my entire trip. The Movenpick’s sumptuous buffet spread was a delight to behold, and I loaded up on chicken sausages, beans, omelets, toast, croissant, fruit…and loads and loads of tea. Met a pleasant couple from Canada (again), when the man yelled: “Good morning how […]

Jordan Day 3 – Petra

Jordan Day 3 – Petra

At 5:45 I woke up and crept out of my tent and walked out alone in the desert. There is something eerily stark and beautiful about the desert at first light. The only sound was of my footsteps in the sand, as I walked to a good vantage point from which to see the sun […]

Jordan Day 2 – Wadi Rum

Jordan Day 2 – Wadi Rum

Was picked up at 11:30am in a van, which stopped at the Movenpick to pick up a friendly Canadian couple, Jim and Gail. They were both very talkative, and Jim was quite the comedian. They were a great couple, adventurous, playing off each other, finishing one another’s sentences, the way long-term couples do who share […]

Jordan Day 1 – Aquaba

Jordan Day 1 – Aquaba

Woke to a lovely sunny day. The view of the sea from my hotel room, and Aquaba beyond it, was beautiful. A fun, chilled, seaside atmosphere hung in the air. I strolled down the Corniche and to the public beach, where locals were playing or relaxing, depending on age. Went to Wadi Rum Desert Safari […]

Egypt 15 + 16 and Jordan Day 1 – Dahab – Mount Sinai – Aquaba

Egypt 15 + 16 and Jordan Day 1 – Dahab – Mount Sinai – Aquaba

Decided today to go to Mt Sinai and St Katherines Monestary on the 11pm bus that night. I had a whole day to kill before then, and a mild hangover to cure. I had spaghetti bolognese (not served with a spoon – come on – it’s spaghetti!) with 2 cappucinos and a coconut milkshake in […]

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