When looking out across the Wadi Rum landscape in southern Jordan, one truly gets the impression of being on another world. To tour Wadi Rum, with its red-hued terrain of mountains and hills jutting out of the vast sands, makes one’s jaw drop. Why on earth is the Wadi Rum desert so unique? What environmental […]
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Inside Petra – Animal Abuse or Tradition?
The stunning World Heritage Site of Jordan rarely needs introduction. An entire ancient city carved out of pink and orange-hued sandstone leaves the most experienced traveler picking their jaw off the dusty ground. Inside Petra, the spectacular ancient city, built by the Nabataeans in the 3rd century BC, bucket lists from around the world are […]
Petra Water System – An Ancient Thirst Quencher
Exploring Petra, one of the main surprises is the shear immensity of this ancient city. On a blistering hot day, it is imperative to carry a water bottle while exploring this incredible site. How sophisticated was the Petra water system to be able to supply its population with enough water in such a dry climate? […]
Unique Jordan Hotels – A Jordan Trip Guide
It took us decades to decide to make the dream of Jordan travel come to reality. From the capital city of Amman, one of the oldest cities in the world, to the Mars like desert of Wadi Rum, the places to visit in Jordan are incredibly diverse. Just as varied are the choice of Jordan […]
10 Cool Dead Sea Facts – Salt of the Earth
Our first glimpse of the Dead Sea came on our cycling tour of Jordan as we descended from 372 metres (1220 feet) above sea level, to 400 metres (1312 feet) below sea level. Yes, you read that right. A fun, ever-descending, winding cruise to the lowest point on earth! Let the cool Dead Sea facts […]
Japanese Toilets – Adventures of a Japanese Bathroom
Gazing at the Japanese toilet features, my mind is a jumble of curiosity and confusion. Having arrived fresh off a cycling tour in southeast Asia, a squat toilet has been the usual restroom for three weeks. Now at the Tokyo airport, the Japanese toilets appear to require an entry level college course to operate. Even […]