Jordan: AQABA VACATION (7)

Jordanian resort of Aqaba is well known and very interesting considering the fact that you can come for a vacation, but also visit few extremely attractive locations at the same time such as Petra or Wadi Rum. It might not be the best idea to come during summer though, because of the weather and high … Continue reading Jordan: AQABA VACATION (7)

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Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

If you go north from Amman, you will get to the place not to be missed when you travel to Jordan. This is one of the most important historical places in Jordan, one of the most significant Roman cities in the region that is well preserved to this day. So, prepare yourself for the incredible … Continue reading Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

Jordan: MOUNT NEBO AND JORDAN RIVER (5)

For those of you not that into Judaism or Christianity, you should know that Jordan houses some of the most important monuments related to religion. You have probably heard about the Dead Sea and Petra or you plan to visit, but be prepared for few surprises in the kingdom. The whole region of the Middle … Continue reading Jordan: MOUNT NEBO AND JORDAN RIVER (5)

Jordan: DEAD SEA AND WADI RUM (4)

There are few more locations that are drawing visitors to this Middle Eastern country, besides Petra. One of them is the Dead Sea. This unique sea stretches between Israel and Jordan. Hotels and spa centers are rising up on its shores since the sea mud has so many health and beauty benefits. There are many … Continue reading Jordan: DEAD SEA AND WADI RUM (4)

Jordan: CITY OF PETRA (3)

There was Petra in some movie (and it wasn’t the Indiana Jones III) when I saw it for the first time. I was sure that it was just another movie set, because “there is no way that this really exists”. Well, you can get the picture of how surreal the sight is, even in person! … Continue reading Jordan: CITY OF PETRA (3)

Jordan: AMMAN, THINGS TO DO (2)

When traveling to Jordan, one of the stops to do is certainly the capital Amman, probably different from what you might expect. This is one modern city with the usual traffic jams (Arabic style!), cozy hotels, nice walkways, shopping malls with everything from Starbucks to Prada. The country is populated by Arab Muslims and it … Continue reading Jordan: AMMAN, THINGS TO DO (2)

Jordan: THINGS TO KNOW (1)

You will get the picture of how impatient I was to visit Jordan if I tell you that I was actually waiting for few years for the trip to take place. I knew that I shouldn’t travel on my own, not around Middle East and not for the first time at least, and local agencies … Continue reading Jordan: THINGS TO KNOW (1)

JORDAN anyone? Hop on!

The time has come to travel to one spectacular country in the Middle East, the one that hosted Lawrence of Arabia once, but Indiana Jones as well! The jewel of rose-colored sands and hidden ancient towns that offers a modern city experience with business districts and shopping malls, but also - Bedouin tents and camel … Continue reading JORDAN anyone? Hop on!

Homage to Syria: ANCIENT PALMYRA (8)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. The plan of Palmyra shows an … Continue reading Homage to Syria: ANCIENT PALMYRA (8)

Homage to Syria: PALMYRA TEMPLE (7)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. Driving through the desert before the … Continue reading Homage to Syria: PALMYRA TEMPLE (7)

Homage to Syria: MAALOULA (6)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. One of the places in Syria … Continue reading Homage to Syria: MAALOULA (6)

Homage to Syria: ALEPPO BEFORE THE WAR (5)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. During the rule of the sultan … Continue reading Homage to Syria: ALEPPO BEFORE THE WAR (5)

Homage to Syria: ALEPPO CITADEL (4)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. Aleppo is the city in the … Continue reading Homage to Syria: ALEPPO CITADEL (4)

Homage to Syria: DAMASCUS, THINGS TO KNOW (3)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. If you enjoy having your coffee … Continue reading Homage to Syria: DAMASCUS, THINGS TO KNOW (3)

Homage to Syria: GREAT MOSQUE OF DAMASCUS (2)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. One of the most important buildings … Continue reading Homage to Syria: GREAT MOSQUE OF DAMASCUS (2)

Homage to Syria: HISTORY OF DAMASCUS (1)

*Was fortunate enough to travel to Syria and see the country in 2008, three years before the war broke out. This is the reminder, the story about the country with immense cultural heritage, posted here with the wholehearted wish for peace to be restored and cities to be rebuilt. If you have had a chance … Continue reading Homage to Syria: HISTORY OF DAMASCUS (1)

Homage to SYRIA!

This was one of the countries I had in mind when thinking about writing stories from various parts of the world. So rich in history with such diversity in culture and tradition that I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit while there was still peace. It was only two and a … Continue reading Homage to SYRIA!

Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

After everything you have seen, heard and experienced, you try to sum up the impressions and all those Dubai facts you have learned during your trip. A day to rest a bit, without touring around the city. And I have promised myself to try and have that macchiato at the balcony of the cafe on … Continue reading Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

When it comes to going out for a drink in Dubai, well, it does require certain planning in advance. Wide range of restaurants, cafes that are usually in shopping centers or right next to them, do offer a great choice welcoming even the pickiest tourists. But if you occasionally want to enjoy a glass of … Continue reading Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)

One of the things I have promised myself to visit, if I ever set foot onto Emirates’ soil, is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. There was a TV documentary that I have seen couple of years back about the way the Mosque was built and it looked so grand and surreal, that … Continue reading Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)