Category: Travel

Jordanian Dreams

Jordanian Dreams

I blame Blue Peter myself. Somewhere back in the eons of time before the days of colour television and when John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves were still young, there was a dog called Petra. The year I was eight Blue Peter did one of their famous historical stories all about her namesake, the […]

Torro! Torro! in Sexy Sultry Seville

Torro! Torro! in Sexy Sultry Seville

Hot, intense and bitter sweet, Seville is famous for passion, for spectacle and theatre, and for song. It’s the greatest city of the Spanish south, the home of such legendary characters as Carmen, Don Juan, Figaro and Columbus, and the city of the Andalucian gypsies and their flamenco culture. It’s an elegant and wealthy city, […]

Las Vegas – Gambling Low Down

Las Vegas – Gambling Low Down

There are a lot of good new reasons to come to Las Vegas, but there remains one pretty good old reason – gambling. The opportunity to gamble is at every turn, and what reasonable person could resist? Which is probably why over 90% of all visitors gamble during their stay. Just remember the legal age […]

Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon

Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon

There are 1001 things to do in Las Vegas, and that’s just before lunch. Not only is there a stunning array inside the Mega Resorts, but there’s all the glitz of the four-mile, neon-drenched Strip itself, as well as the glittering Freemont Street Experience, Downtown.. and although many people visit Las Vegas and never feel […]

Las Vegas – Top Tips for a Fabulous Stay

Las Vegas – Top Tips for a Fabulous Stay

There is an incredible amount to see and do in Las Vegas, so make sure you make the most of your trip with these top tips. • Tipping is an essential part of the service staff’s pay check, and an equally essential way to ensure you get all the help, support and assistance you need, […]

Getting Hitched in Las Vegas

Getting Hitched in Las Vegas

The lure of a Las Vegan wedding is not just for the impetuous or worse for wear a la ‘The Hangover’ or ‘What Happens in Vegas’. Many choose to get married in this city that never sleeps, and the beauty of Las Vegas is that you can get married all year round and within hours […]

Sevillian Festivals – The Holy and The Wild

Sevillian Festivals – The Holy and The Wild

Festivals in Seville set the bar for Spanish festivals generally – they are intense and unforgettable. Just make sure you book your travel and hotel or accommodation well in advance, as they get really really packed. Semana Santa Important throughout Spain, Semana Santa, or Holy Week (Palm Sunday – Good Friday), is celebrated in intensely […]

Jerash – Roman City in Jordan

Jerash – Roman City in Jordan

The remains of the provincial Roman city of Gerasa have been remarkably well preserved by the dry desert air of what is now Jordan. Situated in rich farmland in the north of Jordan and blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Gerasa thrived as a cosmopolitan city throughout the Roman period, becoming one of the Decapolis (10 […]

Jordan – The King’s Highway and the Crusader Castles

Jordan – The King’s Highway and the Crusader Castles

Travelling down the spine of Jordan, from Amman in the north to Petra in the south, the King’s Highway is a very drivable A road that zigzags across the top of the mountain range through small towns and villages and many sites of great interest and beauty. Travelling south, it skirts Mt Nebo as it […]

To Aqaba!

To Aqaba!

Aqaba is Jordan’s only seaside town, perched on their tiny foothold of coastline at the north of the Red Sea, and like so many places in Jordan, it is an ancient place now bought up to date in true Jordanian style. In recent years Aqaba has evolved into a funky seaside resort with this typically […]

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