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 […]