Jordanian Dead Sea

​We caught an taxi first thing to the bus station where we were able to get a bus for £1 each to the Dead Sea, at least most of the way there.  The bus stopped at a junction about 5km from the Dead Sea so we got out, thankfully there was another minibus waiting to … Continue reading Jordanian Dead Sea

Travelling to Amman

Our flight left at 0315 this morning, thankfully we left plenty of time as we had a full search of our taxi on arrival at the airport and then had to go through a full security check before checking in. The check in however was straight forward and we bought a drink with the last … Continue reading Travelling to Amman

Sulaymaniah 

​Sulaymania or Selaymani or Selmini or about 5 other different spellings of the city was where we headed today after our complimentary breakfast. We checked out of the room and left our bags at reception before grabbing a taxi to Sulaymaniah Garaj where we were able to get a shared taxi for the two and … Continue reading Sulaymaniah 

Exploring Erbil

​After arriving so late we didn't get up until 0830. We are staying at a place called Madera Hotel which has breakfast included, so we piled our plates high with cucumber, melon, banana, bread and eggs accompanied by coffee. Not a bad way to start the day. Immediately as we walked out of the hotel … Continue reading Exploring Erbil

Travelling to Iraq

​A few months ago my sister asked me what my next travel plans were.  When she found out I wanted to come to Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan and Egypt she excitedly asked to join. We flew to Erbil from London Stanstead via Madrid and Istanbul.  We landed a little after 0100, after about 20 hours of … Continue reading Travelling to Iraq

Escaping Israel

Leaving plenty of time to make it to the airport after a lazy start I walked to the Sherut (shared taxi) rank where I enquired about going to Tel Aviv airport, minibuses to Tel Aviv were common but nobody else was travelling to the airport. In the end I bartered for a price which was … Continue reading Escaping Israel

Palestine and Bethlehem

Today started out early at 0600, I was determined to make it to Temple Mount today. I made it to the Moor's Gate (the only one none Muslims are allowed through) at 0645 as the gates had opened at 0700 the other day, today there was a sign saying 0730. Not wanting to waste time … Continue reading Palestine and Bethlehem