Petra: Before the Flood

I’d call Petra Jordan’s main draw but this country has so many that it’s difficult to label even Petra as the definitive sight. It’s certainly a top destination though - a fantastically preserved ancient city, a Wonder of the World and filming location for Indiana Jones (though due to my awful film knowledge I had … Continue reading Petra: Before the Flood

Wadi Rum: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

4 and a half years ago I had a long stopover in Amman, the capital of Jordan, but wasn’t allowed to leave the airport hotel without a visa. It was from this point that I became a little bit obsessed with returning to Jordan and exploring it properly. Now, finally, I got my chance. Jordan … Continue reading Wadi Rum: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Greece: One Week in Athens

With my 7 week Eastern European jaunt coming to an end, I decided to finish off with a week lazing about in an Airbnb in the Greek capital of Athens. From Meteora, it’s very easy to get to Athens via train or bus, though the train is cheaper, more comfortable and just generally better because … Continue reading Greece: One Week in Athens

Greece: Heavenly Meteora

I loved my time in Albania but it was time to move south into my final European destination on this trip - Greece. There isn’t a whole load of reliable information on how to get to Greece from Albania and, specifically, Gjirokaster but buses do run. Athens is the most well-advertised destination from Gjirokaster, costing … Continue reading Greece: Heavenly Meteora