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A Jordan adventure

May 7, 2015


Jordan has been high on my list of places to go for a long time. When an opportunity came up to go to a wedding there a few days after a scheduled visit to Egypt, I jumped on the opportunity. The journey was nothing short of epic, but an adventure none the less.  With only […]

An Epic Journey: Egypt to Jordan

May 5, 2015


There’s always something that makes me nervous when I am arriving in a country I’ve never been to and all I have is a phone number for someone called ‘Ali’ who, I have been told, will organise a trip to the desert when I arrive. To be fair, it actually gives me a little thrill, […]

Diving at Soma Bay, Egypt

April 16, 2015


Soma Bay is on a small peninsular on the Red Sea, about 45km from Hurghada in Egypt. It’s a tourist resort, but a nice one. Small, with just a few hotels, mostly five star including a Sheraton, Kempinski and Robinson. Reefs surround the peninsular so snorkelling and diving is abundant, and the bay itself, on the […]

Exploring Dubai Marina & Riding in the Desert

February 1, 2015


I was back in Dubai, this time for a conference and a welcome break from the cold and rain. Last time we stayed on the Palm, the man made island shaped after it’s name sake and home to the Atlantis. On this trip we still wanted beach but wanted to be a little closer to […]

Dubai – a classy Vegas

November 28, 2014


It’s been 15 years since I’ve been to Dubai and the city has expanded exponentially. It reminds me of Vegas, only much more classy. From the Atlantis with it’s own water park, to the decadent weekend brunches with piles of excellent food and free flowing cocktails. Actually, I tried one of the brunches and loved it. Who wouldn’t […]

Gastonomic adventure in Tel Aviv and Jaffa

August 27, 2012


Tel Aviv is a complete contrast to Jerusalem. The weight of the conflict, and the difference in religious cultures seems to disappear somewhere on the 45minute drive between the two. It’s a city on a long stretch of sandy beach, with some great restaurants.  What’s not to love? It would be so easy to go […]

Israeli Adventure: Jerusalem and the West Bank

July 30, 2012


I have recently been on an Israeli adventure and am finding myself gushing with my new found knowledge of this hot spot. I was with friends and had the fortune to stay with a friend’s family at the British Consul (19 Regeb Nashashibi Street on Mount of Olives if you need it). This gave me […]