Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 08.35.27

Disappearing of The Dead Sea

Posted by & filed under Conservation, Jordan.

Surrounded by remote desert cliffs and so salty that no plants or fish can live in its mineral rich water, the Dead Sea has fascinated people since the biblical period. The Dead Sea is eight times saltier than the ocean and is an expanse of water where water flows in, but not out. The high… Read more »

0 Comments

Likes

Tweets

pet

Petroglyphs of Wadi Rum

Posted by & filed under History & Archaeology, Jordan.

Looking beyond Petra may be difficult for many visitors to Jordan, but just south of the rose-red city is Wadi Rum, a stunning desert of towering cliffs, dramatic arches, and rich-red dunes. But what does this desert tell us about those who used to live here? Offering its visitors a glimpse into the extremes of… Read more »

0 Comments

0 Likes

0 Tweets

A picture of the dead sea

The Dead Sea: A true wonder of the world

Posted by & filed under Jordan.

Of all the amazing places to visit in the world, there aren’t too many as dramatic or beautiful as the Jordan rift valley at sunset. Pause a moment, close your eyes and breath in the atmosphere: gaze across the historic Dead Sea, as the fading rays of sunlight dance and skip over its surface, and… Read more »

0 Comments

0 Likes

0 Tweets

3

Jordan: Wadi Rum

Posted by & filed under Jordan.

Travel to Wadi Rum with David and discover the beauty of Southern Jordan –  Red sand, multicoloured mineral-rich rocks, springs, sprawling sand-dunes and natural rock bridges.     A very early start yesterday morning. The bus left Wadi Musa (the village adjacent to Petra) at 6.20 and arrived in Wadi Rum desert about 9am. From… Read more »

0 Comments

0 Likes

0 Tweets

f

Jordan: Petra

Posted by & filed under Jordan, Travel Diary.

Recently voted one of the World’s Seven Wonders, discover the beauty and complexity of this enormous ancient monument.   Visited Petra today and am completely knackered. But it was certainly worth it. Not only is the site extremely impressive as a historical record and site, the natural beauty of the site is, if anything, even… Read more »

0 Comments

0 Likes

0 Tweets

f

Jordan: Into Jordan

Posted by & filed under Jordan.

Head into Jordan with David, discover the friendliness of the Jordans and read about Amman’s unfinished citadel.   After a brief overnight in Damascus it was time to head south to Jordan. I took a shared taxi from Damascus and apparently my fellow passenger was in a hurry as after 25 minutes waiting for the… Read more »

0 Comments

0 Likes

0 Tweets