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Jordon, Wadi Rum and Petra

Jordon, Wadi Rum and Petra

I used to like deserts.  I still like desserts. When I was a kid, I loved sand.  It seemed to be the greatest thing in the world.  Something I could shape and mould into anything I wanted.  Although, after a few hours, this would get […]

Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Beit Shean,the stations of the cross and Mount Nebo

Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Beit Shean,the stations of the cross and Mount Nebo

We found it fascinating to see so many armed soldiers around.  Especially with particularly youthful looks!  So much so, that the most gregarious member of our group just had to take a photo with them.  They were nice and didn’t shoot him. We then visited […]

Jordan river, Masada, Dome of the Rock and the Garden of Gethsemane

Jordan river, Masada, Dome of the Rock and the Garden of Gethsemane

Continuing on our water theme, we visited the river Jordan, where many were baptised.  We then went past Ein Karem, a pretty little village where John the Baptist was born.  The one who came before.  Visiting Mount Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil […]

Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Nazareth

Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Nazareth

Israel is a fascinating place. You have the hip and modern mixing side by side with the ancient and reverent.  This collision waiting to happen somehow manages to swerve at the last second and instead create something interesting. Starting our trip in Tel Aviv, we […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

If there is one thing I love about travelling, it is learning what the locals eat.  For me, it is sometimes a joy greater than seeing the sights as it satisfies not one, two or three senses but all five in one go.  The sight […]