Tag Archives: Jordan

Jordan’s Jewels – Part 4 (Amman)

Our final destination was the capital where we would stay for two nights – one in the plush Crowne Plaza and one in a small threadbare hotel near the centre. On our first night we decided to stay in the hotel complex where we ordered a feast and some beers. Amman was known as a […]

Wordless Wednesday – King’s Highway Jordan

Jordan’s Jewels – Part 3 (Wadi Rum)

Having been spoiled rotten by the greatness of Petra, we now headed for the desert and in particular Wadi Rum. Two other guests in our hotel were making the same trip so we shared a 4×4 for the 106 km drive towards Jordan’s southern tip. We were dropped at the bottom of a dirt track […]

Jordan’s Jewels – Part One

Our taxi driver met us at Amman Airport with a sign saying ‘Welcome Big Ears and Wilbur.’ My little joke went down very well, even though we had arrived bleary eyed in the small hours of the day. It was September 2006 and we were paying our third visit to the holy lands. We started […]

Jordan’s Jewels – Part Two (Petra)

We set off bright and early for what promised to be the highlight of our trip – we were not to be disappointed. We planned to spend two nights in the Crowne Plaza just outside the Nabatean site, in the lap of semi luxury thanks to my business trip garnered loyalty points. En route we […]

Sunday Photo 25

Hopefully this Sunday’s photo will make you smile. It was taken at Wadi Rum in Jordan. Aren’t camels just the daftest creatures?

Sunday Photo – 13

This photo is another from my trip to Jordan. This time it is the Wadi Rum desert, a place of incredible dunes, rock formations and precious silence.

Friday Photo – 12

This photo was taken in 2003 in Jordan. It is the Roman ruins in Jerash, featuring this well-preserved colonnade.

Mother’s Day

Today is of course Mothering Sunday, so I thought I would take the opportunity to post a few pictures of mothers with their children that I snapped on my travels….

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]