Ten reasons you should visit Jordan

1. For a chance to step back in time to a different world… walking through pathways with history embedded in their foundations. What stories these places could tell… 2. For the chance to arrive before the crowds and enjoy peaceful moments with one of the seven wonders of the world… 3. For the stunningly beautiful sunsets… 4. For the rusty red sands in the desert of Wadi Rum… 5…

7 days in Jordan, Amman- Amman.

A one week route for Jordan starting and ending in Amman. I based this on my experience of one week in Jordan. Other travellers continued south after Wadi Rum to Aqaba which is also an option…

Warning to female travellers about the young Bedouin guys in Petra…

I encountered my first charming Bedouin seller aged somewhere in his twenties on my first day at Petra. I had entered Petra that morning via a different entrance instead of through the Siq, on horse with a local guide. However, he abandoned me at the top of a mountain gesturing that I would have to walk the rest of the way from there as he couldn’t take the horse down. “Around 45 minutes walk…

Ten top tips for visiting Petra 

1. Make sure you stay at least one night so that you can visit earlier and/or later than the tours. Most tours arrive about 10am and leave by 3 or 4pm, so before or after these times are when you can enjoy the peace. Plus prices of things will be better- you have more bargaining power for souvenirs and guides. And coming earlier/later is more bearable in the heat. I stayed at a…

My Guide to Petra – travelling solo and independently as a female.

One of the world’s seven wonders. An ancient city carved out of the sandstone rock around 400BC, it is Jordan’s most popular site and one of the reasons I decided to visit Jordan. A lot of people visit Petra as part of a tour group, I personally hate these and always travel independently where possible.  Getting there… From Amman I took the Jett bus from the Jett bus station at 6…

A day at the Dead Sea, Jordan

On my second day from Amman I decided to take a day trip to the Dead Sea. My other option was Jerash- an amazing, well preserved Roman City, but I didn’t fancy trekking around an ancient site in the heat particularly as I’m off to Petra next. After a stressful month or so at work I felt the healing properties of the mineral rich Dead Sea was exactly what I needed.  I…