“The place on the planet with the most visible stars”. That’s what sold me on Wadi Rum, Jordan as the place to realise my goal of spending a night in the desert. And it turned out that the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia was special for a lot more than stars. The newest […]
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I’ve wanted to visit Petra ever since watching Indiana Jones as a kid. The idea of a mysterious, ancient city carved directly into rock thousands of years ago by a lost civilisation (the Nabataeans) and forgotten by the western world until two hundred years ago is too exciting to be true, surely? Petra is Jordan’s […]
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Fact: public transport in the Middle East is notoriously unreliable. Fact: the only way to get directly from Egypt to Jordan is by ferry across the Red Sea. Fact: the alternative route crosses overland through Israel. Fiction: Nothing could possibly go wrong! The ferry from Egypt to Jordan leaves from the port town of Nuweiba. […]
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