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 2: Myrrh and the Monastery

To recap: we’ve strolled through the Siq and gazed upon the Treasury at dawn. It’s roughly 7am and there’s just us, a small pack of squabbling stray dogs and the city of Petra ahead of us. In short, life could be worse. 

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…