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2 days in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Aaron/ September 28, 2018/ Central Asia/ 0 comments

Almaty was the perfect end to my trip to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty is beautiful to simply walk around and is a great base for day trips. I spent a couple of days chilling in the city and here are some of the things I did, rearranged to a 2 day itinerary.

1 day in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Aaron/ July 23, 2018/ Central Asia/ 0 comments

Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, is a convenient hub for planning your trip around Kyrgyzstan. Most people spend a day or even less here, but nonetheless have to pass through en route to the various spectacular spots in Kyrgyzstan. Having already made it this far to Central Asia, here’s how you might want to spend a day Bishkek.

All You Need to Know to Travel in Jordan

Aaron/ April 27, 2018/ Middle East/ 2 comments

From Mars-like alien landscapes to literally the set of Indiana Jones, Jordan has so much to offer for travellers willing to go just slightly off the beaten path. Amazing people, stunning sights, great food, and perhaps less known of all, a really safe destination. Read on to find out what you can find in Jordan, and why it should next on your travel list!

Dead Sea/ Mount Nebo/ Madaba Day Trip

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

Another popular day trip from Amman is the Dead Sea – Mount Nebo – Madaba circuit. Itineraries offered throughout Amman are pretty standard, but prices can vary quite a lot. I got ripped off by my hostel and would not recommend them here, but will instead show you what you can expect on one of these standard packages, as well as possible ways to get a decent price for this one day tour.

Jerash and Ajloun – How to do a day trip

Aaron/ April 8, 2018/ Middle East/ 0 comments

Jerash, known for the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, and Ajloun, known for the 12th century castle on a hill, are perfect for a day trip from Amman. If you’re into Greek or Roman history, Jerash is one site out of Europe that you’d definitely not want to miss. Read on to find out how you can complete this day trip on your own!

Amman in 2 days

Aaron/ March 20, 2018/ Middle East/ 2 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.