Petra travel guide Treasury view from above

The most popular attraction in Jordan, Petra is a magical sight that fully deserves its status as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Formerly the beating heart of the Nabataean empire, the Rose City – so called for the marvellous colour of the sandstone in which it is carved – was once a flourishing city home to around 20,000 inhabitants. However, once new trade routes were discovered, people soon left and the city was left abandoned, remaining hidden to the Western world…Continue Reading “Petra travel guide: Everything you need to know”

Driving in Jordan

Driving in another country can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to driving outside of Europe. The thought of driving in Jordan is likely to tempt many travellers to book an organised tour instead, but there’s nothing quite like exploring a country independently. It’s cheaper, far more flexible and it adds a sense of adventure. Driving in Jordan is actually very safe and relatively easy. Most of the major sights – Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea – are…Continue Reading “Driving in Jordan: The ultimate guide”

Wadi Rum Jordan

With a unique landscape comprising vivid red sand, imposing rock formations and rippled sand dunes, it’s no wonder Wadi Rum was chosen to impersonate the red planet in the 2015 film Martian. Spanning 280 square miles in the southern region of Jordan, the otherworldly desert is a vast protected area that makes for a truly breathtaking backdrop. From speeding along on the back of a jeep to navigating through hidden canyons and watching the sun disappear over sandstone mountains to stargazing under the clear night…Continue Reading “Wadi Rum, Jordan: Everything you need to know”

Spending money Budapest

Budget for your trip to Budapest with this guide to how much spending money is needed for four days in the city. The sightseeing, travel and drink prices listed are per person while the lunch and dinner costs are for two people. The final figure is calculated based on the attractions listed and for those who predominantly drink beer and wine as opposed to spirits. For tips on the best attractions, restaurants and bars in Budapest, take a look at this Budapest travel guide. Spending…Continue Reading “Spending money for four days in Budapest”