Day 1: Arrive in Amman and explore the Heart of Jordan With two international airports serving the country, Queen Alia International Airport is by far both the largest and busiest. If you’re outside of the Middle East, chances are it’ll always be quicker, cheaper and a lot easier for you to fly straight into Amman as opposed to the other airport in Aqaba. Arrive early in the morning and give yourself a whole day to explore the wonders of the capital! Rich in both culture and modern amenities, a day would never be enough to truly get to know the…View Post
It’s all well and good saving thousands of pounds in advance of your trip around the world, but what good is that when you blow it all in your first week? Then you end up living on one single bowl of noodles a day for the next six months. With a little bit of common sense mixed with some forward-thinking, it’s actually quite easy to make a penny stretch a very long way on your travels. Food Free continental breakfast. The majority of hostels in all main tourist destinations offer this option to entice hungry travellers. If it’s not offered as free, sometimes you…View Post
Prior to jetting off to Jordan, hours and hours were spent meticulously trawling the internet for ways to make the whole experience more fulfilling but less costly. Having just completed a Year Abroad studying in Italy and Spain, then almost a month interrailing through Europe (and let me tell you, Europe is expensive), my bank account was looking a little worse for wear. So much so that a friend and I decided we would try and get the whole trip to cost less than £800, flights included, and unless my calculations are massively wrong, we almost did it! Eventually I’ll…View Post
A while ago I decided (and maybe mentioned in a previous post..) that I was going to get around to properly blog about my trip to Jordan.
Well, that trip was over a year ago now and those posts are so far non-existent. Good job me. Eventually they will happen – Jordan was such a beautiful, welcoming country full of the most amazing people, sights and smells that I really really really should get around to writing about it. Soon, I promise.View Post
Middle Eastern countries have been getting a lot of media attention recently, but Jordan is thankfully not one of them. Nestled right in between the tempestuous nations of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine, as well as the almighty Saudi Arabia, you could be forgiven for assuming it wouldn’t really be considered a particularly safe part of the world right now. Somehow though, Jordan has kept itself at a safe distance from the majority of wars, revolutions and terrorist activity in the area. Through it all, it has managed to remain open and welcoming to tourists and visitors. Last year…View Post