A Man in Amman

As my tour guide kept re-iterating: ‘Amman is Jordan, Jordan is Amman’. Day 1 in Amman. I arrived into Jordan for the first time at 2am, queued for an hour in customs, arrived at my hostel at 4am (following a very jovial ride from the hotel’s shuttle service – I can highly recommend Boutique Hotel…

Safety and Selfies: September in Jordan

I recently visited Jordan, pretty much on a whim. Or more to the point, once it was in my head, I couldn’t shake it. I had to go. I think it was a reaction to Western media’s portrayal of the Middle East over the course of my entire life – that is, generally negative or…

New Year, New Blog, New Zealand!

New Year: 2017! For me, 2017 means working out my career – or at least my next step – having completed my Masters in December 2016*. However, first things first: travelling!