Monthly Archives: July 2011

Turkey 2011 Pt II: Istanbul Day 1

I’ve had some early morning and late night flights in my time but 3.15am flight from Amman (Jordan) to Istanbul was something new. It might have saved me on a nights accommodation but it meant I was tired most of … Continue reading

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Turkey 2011 Pt I: Money Problems

My research on Turkey ahead of my two night stay in Istanbul was obviously very insufficient as I didn’t even know I needed a visa. That set me back 40TL from my Turkish money which I’d already had to dip … Continue reading

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Jordan 2011 Pt VIII: Desert Castles

Having basically done bugger all since returning from The Dead Sea a day and a half before I thought I should do something on my final day. I’d wanted to do a Desert Castle trip with the hostel but I’d … Continue reading

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Jordan 2011 Pt VII: Amman

The huge, busy capital city of Amman was pretty much my base for the majority of my trip. I spent five nights there at Mansour Hotel; a dirt-cheap and erm dirty hostel which seemingly caters mostly for Japanese travellers On … Continue reading

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Jordan 2011 Pt VI: The Dead Sea

I hadn’t actually thought too much about the Dead Sea and even considered maybe not even going there at one point but when a couple of Japanese guys (Kimi and Tatsuo) from the hostel in Amman said that they were going … Continue reading

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Jordan 2011 Pt V: The Red Sea

One often has to put his or her life in the hands of others when travelling in certain countries and thats exactly what I had to do on my return from Wadi Rum. En-route back to Petra I was basically … Continue reading

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Jordan 2011 Pt IV: Wadi Rum

Before the trip one of the things I was most excited about was not Petra; nor the Dead Sea but the desert at Wadi Rum where I wanted to live like the nomadic Bedouin tribes have for thousands of years. … Continue reading

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