Tag Archives: Jordan
The Epiphany Today is the day of the Epiphany, celebrating the day that Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It also happens to be the ‘name day’ of my wonderful Greek wife Ourania. For many Epiphany also marks the last day of Christmas , the twelfth night and the […]
Camels of the Middle East, Africa & Central Asia The unusual title for my blog post is actually the title of one of my favourite films in the long running series of comedic ‘Carry On’ films that became a much loved staple of UK cinema in the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s. This one had our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hopefully this Sunday’s photo will make you smile. It was taken at Wadi Rum in Jordan. Aren’t camels just the daftest creatures?