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Monthly Archives: July 2012

In Search of the Land of Milk and Honey.

At war or peace? - Jerusalem

When Moses stood in Jordan on the Mount of Moab and looked across to The Promised Land, I sure hoped it looked a lot different than it does today. Personally I wasn’t seeing the Milk or the Honey….or anywhere it could come from. I stood there for a good 10 minutes, squinting into the distance, looking for what, at the ...

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Jerash – the greatest Roman ruins you’ve never heard of.

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Jerash – Jordan's best kept secret. Overshadowed by the magnificent Petra, the reason most tourists come to Jordan. Yet ironically, Jerash is the second most visited site once tourists arrive in Jordan. An hour from Amman, the city can easily be toured as a day trip. Early morning is best – to avoid the heat. The ancient city is one ...

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Petra – The road to the Holy Grail

Petra

…who drinks the water I shall give him, says the Lord, will have a spring inside him welling up for eternal life. Let them bring me to your holy mountain in the place where you dwell. Across the desert and through the mountain to the Canyon of the Crescent Moon, to the Temple where the cup that holds the blood ...

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Searching for Lawrence – the Desert Dands of Wadi Rum

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  “No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.’ – TE Lawrence ...

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The Slow Boat to Jordan

The old castle at Aqaba

Crossing into Jordan from Egypt requires crossing the Red Sea, from Nuweiba to Aqaba. The trip to Jordan by ferry is not exciting. The best tip I can give is have either lots of reading material, movies or music loaded on your i-pad/pod/phone or prepare to sleep. (Apparently hang-overs from a big last night in Egypt help considerably in this ...

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The Vengabus Part 1

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If you’ve read “My Story” you will know that by today’s standards Scott and I started travelling late, and so missed the days of back packer buses and dodgy European hostels… Or so we thought… Croatia has been high on Scott’s “Must See” list. Specifically Plitvice Lakes. However most tours were a day trip from Split. This involves several hours ...

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