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Jordan

Sitting at the crossroads of ancient civilizations between Arabia and the Mediterranean Sea is the Kingdom of Jordan. Renowned for its stunning desert landscape at Wadi Rum and overflowing with historic sites on the old trade routes, including Crusader castles, Roman ruins and ancient cities, Jordan’s most famous landmark is the Nabataean Rose City of Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And let’s not forget a few other gems – both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea!

Camping overnight in Wadi Rum

Travel blogger Adam Groffman travelled with us to Jordan late last year – here he looks back on an unforgettable night spent in the wide open spaces of Wadi Rum, Jordan. For more of Adam’s work, take a look at … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – the trek into Petra

Trek Petra, billed as the Inca Trail of the Middle East, takes the traditional Bedouin trails to the ancient city of Petra. Journeying through desert, wadis, jagged mountains and some of the Middle East’s oldest known archaeological site, Trek Petra … Continue reading

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Exploring Jerash & Umm Qais

Travel blogger Adam Groffman travelled with us to Jordan late last year. Here’s his latest in his Jordan series, this time focussing on Jerash and Umm Qais. On the first full day of my Christmas in Petra tour, though we … Continue reading

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Petra Cooking Class…and a recipe for Lentil Soup

Our guest blogger Adam Groffman went to Jordan with us over the festive season having won our XMAS Competition in 2011. Read more about his travels on his blog, Travels of Adam. I spent Christmas Day trekking over 15 kilometers … Continue reading

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Taking in the view from Mount Nebo, Jordan

Adam Groffman is a well-known travel blogger who travelled with us to Jordan over December after winning last year’s XMAS Competition. Here he takes in the view from Mount Nebo and discovers a little more about the area’s history. Read … Continue reading

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Things to do in Amman

Adam Groffman is  one of the winners of last year’s XMAS Competition and a well-known travel blogger. Here he shares some insight into things to do in Jordan’s capital. Read more of Adam’s work on his blog, Travels of Adam. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and other festivals around the world

Every culture – and most religions – have feasts and festivals to commemorate important events. What better way to celebrate than to gather round with friends and family and eat together? Many feasts have roots in ancient religion, and many … Continue reading

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Five festive destinations around the world

Christmas decorations are now out in malls and high streets, with commuters and shoppers the world over beginning to adopt that glazed festive season look. You know the one – it happens after being utterly overwhelmed with bright flashing lights, … Continue reading

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Alternative luxury – my top 5 spots to sleep out

Having a simple piece of canvas between you and the night sky makes for an unusual – but often luxurious – night’s sleep. Read about Katie’s top 5 sleep-out spots from her epic 6-month adventure. – The Elephant Camp, Zimbabwe. This … Continue reading

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Extra time in Amman

By Matthew Teller Amman is a metropolis on the up. Retail is booming like never before: the downtown souks – always a place of frenetic buying and selling – are being joined by a host of uptown districts where the … Continue reading

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