Departure day, or something…

The last day we had a couple of hours to use before we had to head for the airport. The hotel arranged a airport shuttle, and said it took only half an hour. And that was okay for us. We walked to the Grand Bazaar just to look and spend some time.   We bought […]

To Istanbul… The trouble begins!

We had several hours to spare before our late flight to Istanbul and we had no plans. So we found out that we wanted to use our last day in Israel on something we doesn’t do too much while traveling: Just relax at the beach. Fun facts about Israel – There are more than 40 […]

Border crossing and people “robbing” us!

Then it was time for us to change country – It was border crossing day! We had read a lot about border crossing from Jordan to Israel, and especially this border; Allenby / King Hussein bridge. We were prepared for long waiting time, chaos, trouble and everything that could happens. And the whole day were […]

A Rome away from Rome

On our last whole day in Jordan we woke up, ate breakfast and changed to our swimwear. The plan was an obligatory bath in the Dead Sea. You can’t go to this area without floating around like a cork. And I guess that you have seen people floating around with most of the body over […]

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

After our day in Wadi Rum, Petra was next on our list! We got back to the Wadi Rum Visitor Center early in the morning where we met Ibraheem’s cousin. He was the one to bring us to Petra. After an 1-2 hours drive we were finally in Petra, the capital of the Nabataean Arabs […]

The magic of Wadi Rum

Click the images for larger versions  It was a long night; Jon with pain while I was worried. But there was nothing to do. We could have stayed at the a hotel and relaxed, but Jon gritted his teeth and held on. Those damn kidney stones would not ruin our plans! Next morning our driver […]

Aqaba, Jordan

  Click the images for larger versions We had a short stopover in Istanbul on our way to Jordan. Both flight were with Turkish Airlines. We landed in Aqaba in the middle of the night an hour later than expected. Arriving at Aqaba Airport we got right to the Visa counter when we stepped inside. […]

One month left…

Today it is exactly one month left until we fly to Jordan. All the flights for this trip are with Turkish Airline. We have a stopover in Istanbul late in the evening before flying to Aqaba in Jordan. We land at night, so the hotel is contacted to notify our late arrival. Hotel for our […]