Just Me and the Red Sea

Aqaba is the only port in Jordan’s otherwise landlocked territory, and shares its tiny corner of the Red Sea with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. We arrived late, having spent the morning waiting for a few members of our group to complete a hot air balloon ride at Wadi Rum, and so it was a…

Petra Part 1: the Candlelit Canyon

I know that I said I was going to talk about the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba and Karak – but here’s what you need to know: The Dead Sea: a Bucket List activity which I’m delighted to have ticked off. ‘It’s fun, you can twirl, you can – you can move in it’ as…

A Dash round Jerash

I had booked onto the ‘Highlights of Jordan’ small group tour by G Adventures – and while, yes, I probably could have done Jordan more cheaply by going it alone (in particular some of the meals), I have no regrets about the fact that all of my transport and most of my main costs were…