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September 2015

Petra, Jordan- A Nabatean mystery, the Siq and the Treasury

Petra. This UNESCO world Heritage site, among the 7 modern wonders of the world is pretty much on every traveller’s bucket list. It’s been on mine too. This is one of those times “going offbeat, being un-touristy” just makes no sense. There’s a reason Petra’s on so many of these iconic lists, and I’ll be damned if I don’t go explore it for myself. Petra is subtle Contrastingly, there’s nothing mainstream about

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Wadi Rum, Jordan – Through the sands of time

Wadi Rum. I’m on a camel, bobbing violently through a surreal, endless landscape. Surrounded by stretches of sand broken only by treacherous rocks looking down at us. The sun swelters overhead with it’s harsh, unforgiving gaze while our invisible path stretches on to infinity. For a brief moment, the clock stops. Our three caravans comprising 11 camels, 11 riders, and 3 camel-herders fall silent. We weren’t travel bloggers in 2015. We could be modern day

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The Amman Citadel – A glimpse through the ages of Jordan

The Amman Citadel. The first of a plethora of sites I visited in Jordan. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer timeline I was to witness, walking through this archeological wonder. We set off from Le Royal hotel along the sleepy, quiet streets of Amman (It was a Friday, their weekly holiday) winding our way up to the highest hill of Jebel al- Qala’a. Guarded by two lone military

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How to Track a Tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park, India

If you don’t spot a tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park, you’ve got the worst luck in the world. That’s the word of the jungle as far as Wildlife Safaris in India (circa 2015) go. Bandhavgarh is currently the reigning champion as far as tiger sighting in India goes, with a flourishing population of the royal feline. The stark contrast to Satpura National Park. Now there’s two things that contribute to

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