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  • Day 5 - Return to PetraWe're actually feelig better than we thought today - a bit stiff but good. However we still agree on a half day so we head back to Petra. We sit for a moment at the Treasury and take it in Posted by Bowlers4 in The big retirement trip | Jun 13, 2011
  • Day 4 - PetraIt's another early start as Abraham wants to beat the crowds. He has organized a private guide for us (Samer). Samer purchases the tickets and we're really excited as we pass through the security gates and begin the walk. A Posted by Bowlers4 in The big retirement trip | Jun 13, 2011
  • Day 3 - Travel to PetraAbraham has suggested we move the day around a little and do Little Petra before the main tourist attraction as he thinks we'll be disappointed in Little Petra if we see it last. So we headed off for a day Posted by Bowlers4 in The big retirement trip | Jun 12, 2011
  • Day 2 - Jerash and Dead SeaOur first stop is Jerash in the north. Here we paid for a guide to give us a personal history lesson as we walked through Hadrian's Arch which was built in the 1st-3rd century AD. We walked to the south Posted by Bowlers4 in The big retirement trip | Jun 12, 2011
  • Arrival in AmmanFlying in to Amman was a shock after being in the ultra modern country of Dubai. I knew Jordan had an ancient heritage from my high school History but I wasn't prepared for the sense that they are still struggling to Posted by Bowlers4 in The big retirement trip | Jun 10, 2011
  • No Bash in Jerash===Wednesday 30-12-64=== 1964 is drawing to a close. It has been a big year for me, and 1965 promises to be even bigger. This year I have made the break with home, family and country, gone off to seek the career Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | Jun 2, 2011
  • And another thing....One of the main things making cycle touriıng so addictıve ıs the way that our bicycles make us feel so much more connected to the places we are travelling through. They act as a social lubrıcant, a conversation starter even Posted by mrs lewis in Mariana and Rob's honeymoon adventure | Jun 1, 2011
  • Petra===Sunday 27-12-64=== We tried all morning to get a lift to Petra, but no luck. We finally gave up and came back into town. We went to the Syrian Embassy to get visas. No luck again - “come back tomorrow”. British Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | May 31, 2011
  • 9000 years of Jericho===Friday 25-12-64 Christmas Day === We were up quite late after getting back at all hours from Bethlehem last night, and left the hotel about 11 am to take full advantage of the Doughty’s Christmas Day invitation. And so Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | May 31, 2011
  • One thingWhen i was travelling in Italy several years ago i remember going to a wonderful pizza restaurant in Naples, with Mariana and her parents Pat and Bob. Real clay, wood fired ovens, fantastically fresh ingredients producing stunning pizzas. At the Posted by roblewis in Mariana and Rob's honeymoon adventure | May 20, 2011
  • Queen Alia Airport and MadabaWe landed at Queen Alia around 5:15 local time. Got our visas and luggage and headed out to get our rental car. We met up with Mohammed of Budget Rent-a-car, and got the keys to a Hyundai Elantra. Posted by kthai15 in Jordan 2011 | May 9, 2011
  • Midnight in Bethlehem ===Thursday 24-12-64 Christmas Eve === We set off for Bethlehem at about 11am, and shortly after getting onto the Bethlehem Road we were given a lift by three Lebanese nuns, who thought we were priests in our black Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | May 5, 2011
  • Jerusalem for Christmas===Ozac 2011=== [i][b]It should be remembered that in 1964, and up until the Six Day War in 1967, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the territory between it and the River Jordan, were still part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | May 4, 2011
  • Come All Ye Faithful===Sunday 20-12-64=== After 13 hours sleep I awoke to a wonderful day. Amman is a good city. It is built on and among hills, which is unusual. I had a good breakfast, changed money, bought a paper, checked on film prices, Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | May 4, 2011
  • London callingI'm bored stiff here on my Colombo-Amman flight. We’re barely halfway through the leg and, not being able to sleep, I’m running out of things to do to keep myself occupied. In a desperate attempt to save my sanity I Posted by sammyhez in Sam's 2011 Travels | Apr 4, 2011
  • 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 8 - Dead Sea & Madaba) Wednesday 23 March - Wadi Musa to Mt Nebo. We started at a much more normal time due to our exertions the previous day. We stopped in Karak for lunch and then drove down hill Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 24, 2011
  • 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 7 - Petra) This is also one of the world's most expensive sites at 50 Jordanian dinars (€49, $NZ90) entrance fee. Tuesday 22 March - We had a very early start in order to get into Petra b Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 22, 2011
  • JordanBy far the biggest surprise on this journey has been Jordan. I didn’t expect the beauty of this country or the warmth of the people. From the moment you arrive in Jordan there is a genuine inquiry as Posted by mike1967 in Andiamo Coles | Apr 2, 2011
  • 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 6 - Wadi Rum, Jordan) Saturday 19 March - Bus to Nuweiba and then ferry to Aqaba in Jordan. This is a very typical Egyptian experience. It is scheduled to leave at 12:30 lunch time, but did not leave Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 20, 2011
  • Unwinding the Holy Lands …The land(s) of every pilgrim’s dream… Legendary locations that any ardent Bible reader would long to visit in a lifetime… These are the ‘Holy Lands’ – the esteemed threesome of Jordan, Israel and Egypt – arguably the most cherished pilgrim Posted by elatrips in Sharing the joy of travelling .... | Feb 28, 2011
  • Forbidden LoveOver the last few weeks while my schedule has been solidifying I have continued to spend most of my time either in class or at home with my family. Homework is taking me away from them for longer than I Posted by racheym1 in Rachel In A New Land | Feb 26, 2011
  • Tkiyet Um AliMy schedule has now gone into full swing, and I’m finding it harder and harder to find time to write! Most of this is due to the fact that I have finally started my internship at Tkiyet Um Ali, a Posted by racheym1 in Rachel In A New Land | Feb 18, 2011
  • Revolutionary TimesI have spent the day in a local Palestinian coffee shop that I have begun to frequent. I have chosen this place as one of my haunts mostly for the atmosphere, the interior being an indescribably beautiful mixture of stained Posted by racheym1 in Rachel In A New Land | Jan 29, 2011
  • Family TimeLast week was my first week of classes, and I am happy to say that I enjoy all of them! The first one I went to was called Contemporary Art and Culture in Jordan, and was held at the National Posted by racheym1 in Rachel In A New Land | Jan 23, 2011
  • Warning: Avoid sharks, jewelry, and lingerie strapsI’m off to India tomorrow. Though I’ve barely memorized the Hindi script, and haven’t even begun writing my second paper [i](I have two papers due upon arrival: one on the movie “Jodhaa Akbar” and another on the book I chose Posted by madihab in Brouhaha | Jan 21, 2011

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