Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mafia and Mud Monsters

27 October 2013 Today I made a quick drive from Petra to the Dead Sea. The lowest point on earth. Which makes you think that the next logical step is visiting the highest point on earth. Well, it’s not going … Continue reading

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Celine Dion, Bedouins, Camels and Indiana Jones

27 October 2013 Our driver is an ex-Jordanian Special Forces soldier. Tough, fit – except for the chain smoking, but then even the kids in Jordan are chain smokers. I’m sure at birth, the males already have a three day … Continue reading

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Don’t tell Mum … But I’m less than 10km from a War Zone

We have arrived in Amman, Jordan. Oh – I didn’t mention that earlier? We had a week to kill at the end of our two months in Sri Lanka, and I’ve always wanted to visit Jordan. In a previous existence … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness

10 October 2013 We are now travelling by the night train from Trincomalee to Habarana, hoping to catch up with some wild elephants. It’s their yearly get together called “The Gathering”. So as I clickety-clack, groan, squeak and wheeze (the … Continue reading

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Bare Chest and Bare Feet

2 October 2013 We are on our last day in Jaffna, the absolute top of the Island of Sri Lanka. Once the second biggest city in Sri Lanka, following the civil war, it is now the twelfth largest. We had … Continue reading

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