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…

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…