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Mount Nebo, Jordan – The holy land

While Mount Nebo may not have been at the very top of my list of things to see and experience in Jordan, I couldn’t deny the palpable excitement I felt as our bus turned off the highway and into the parking lot. Neither of us are very religious, however our interest in religious history is deep seated in the impact it has had on civilizations and cultures. Jordan had already

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Snorkelling in the Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan

Snorkelling in the Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan. That’s not something one thinks of when they’re planning a trip to Jordan, neither is Jordan a destination one thinks of while looking for a snorkelling holiday. But there it was on my itinerary. An entire afternoon floating in the waters between the coastlines of four different countries. Honestly, it was the prospect of just being there, within viewing distance of four different

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Floating in the Dead Sea Jordan – Feelings and Facts

When it comes to the Dead Sea Jordan is certainly the place to experience it from. After all it is fed by the Jordan river. As a child I’d stare in absolute fascination at photos of the Dead Sea, wondering how it was possible to float in water. I’m a decent enough swimmer, but the concept of a water body so saline, that it doesn’t let you sink (or swim)

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Ajloun Castle, Jordan – A fortress with a view

Ajloun Castle. I first laid eyes on it from a fair distance away. Our guide had stopped the car several hills away, trying to point it out on a particularly dusty, hazy day in Jordan. We tried again from a closer distance, and finally did indeed spot it. It looked magical, sitting alone atop the hill of Jabal Auf in the distance. Several winding roads, steep climbs and gasps later, we

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Petra, Jordan – Beyond the Treasury

Petra. It was everything I could do to tear myself away from staring transfixed at the treasury. Al Kazneh. The most impressive tomb, which has come to be the iconic representation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site had lived up to every aspect of magnificence that had been built up in my heart. Continuing on from Part I of my experience at Petra, Jordan – The Nabatean Mystery, the Siq

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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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