Category Archives: Middle East

How to ride a camel

I was in two minds about my first experience of riding a camel. On the one hand, I’m (almost) always open to new experiences, especially those that involve a certain amount of action and adventure. I grew up riding horses, … Continue reading

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How hard can desert trekking be? It’s just sand.

If you’re used to trekking up mountains, you might be forgiven that walking in the desert is, well, a walk in the park, but with more sand and less grass. It was actually my biggest fear on booking my trip … Continue reading

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Sun, sand and camels: desert trekking in the Wadi Rum

My trekking experience has been largely confined to mountains, both in summer and winter, but I’ve been toying with the idea of a desert trek for some time now. Inspired by a program about the Atacama Desert and more recently … Continue reading

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Welcome to Jordan! An ode to Zuhair

“Welcome to Jordan!” Our leader said. “It’s a peaceful country, there’ll be no bloodshed. With me the best guide in Jordan you’ve got, So listen to me, and smile a lot! Listen to me, and don’t worry at all, You’re … Continue reading

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