Category Archives: Middle East

Amman in 2 days

Aaron/ March 20, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

Amman, the bustling capital of Jordan with thousands of years of history. It is an amazing city with much to see and experience, but if you’re just passing through to the famed ruins of Petra, here’s how to make the most of 2 short days in Amman!

Karak Castle – How to do a day trip

Aaron/ February 15, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

The more famous Crusader castle of Jordan, Karak (or Kerak) Castle. While there are a few Crusader castles in Jordan, Karak is probably one of the larger ones, and possibly the most visited one. Whether it’s a day trip from Amman or a stop along the Desert Highway, try not to miss this highlight in Jordan!

Shobak Castle – How to do a day trip

Aaron/ February 11, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

In the middle of the deserts of Jordan, Shobak castle stands tall on a mountain. Shobak (or Showbak or Shawbak or Shoubak or Montreal) Castle played a role in the Crusades and the subsequent conquest by Saladin, hundreds of years ago. I made a day trip to check out this relic from Jordan’s colourful history during my trip to Jordan in 2017, and here’s how you can do it too.

Traveling within Jordan is almost never straightforward

Aaron/ January 21, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

Murphy’s law at play again as I attempted to get from Aqaba to Dana. After checking with locals (no written schedules) around the bus station in Aqaba on the bus timings to Tafilah the day before (and feeling confident of catching the 7.30am bus at 7.00am), I arrived at the bus station on a chilly Friday morning at 7.00am to find out from everyone around that the only bus to Tafilah for the day had left half an hour earlier.

Aqaba – A day by the Red Sea

Aaron/ January 13, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

Aqaba, the Jordanian city by the Red Sea. Steeped in history but with a more industrial focus in recent times, Aqaba could prove to be a bigger tourist destination than its current role as a transit point and a diving destination as it discovers more of its past and make its history more accessible to tourists.

Wadi Rum – Desert Camping

Aaron/ January 3, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

Ever dreamed of living it out in the desert, chilling in the wilderness by day, sleeping under the stars by night? How about all that, with modern day comforts such as having a bed under a sheltered tent, warm water to shower in, running electricity, along with fresh hot meals? Well I discovered recently that I could do all of that without breaking the bank at any of the many desert camps in Wadi Rum, in Jordan. Read on to

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How to Spend 2 days in Petra

Aaron/ November 22, 2017/ Hiking, Middle East/ 0 comments

Petra, the Nabatean city carved in stone, frozen in time for almost two thousand years before being rediscovered. In recent times, it has captured the imagination of people around the world, starred in movies, and now, been ticked off my bucket list. Read on to find out how you can spend 2 amazing days in the lost city of Petra.