Tenerife – What to see and do

Why go there I can think of a number of reasons, but the ones that worked for me were: – getting some nice sunny weather in the middle of January – seeing some pretty awesome landscapes – getting some mountain biking in (I really missed it, after one year with just 100 kilometers on the trails) – fresh seafood! Where to stay If, like us, you’re coming in the winter, Continue…

Porto

Spent just a couple of days there. I don’t know why, but I feel me and Porto haven’t connected. Sure, the Ribeira and the Dom Luis I Bridge are very beautiful, but that’s like.. one afternoon. I can’t seem to recall anything else of Porto. But maybe it’s just me, as I heard a lot of people praise this city. I think everybody has his own expectations when travelling, leading Continue…

Petra

To get to Petra from Aqaba, we took a bus from here. The process of getting a bus was pretty straightforward: – asked a bunch of people about busses to Petra (like the guy at the hotel, guys at the bus station, googling). Got answers such as “First bus is at 7 AM”, “First bus is at 8 AM”, “Get a taxi” – went to the bus station at 7 Continue…

Aqaba and Our First Steps in Jordan

Contrast. That’s the word that was on my mind as I was crossing the borden from Israel into Jordan. On the Israeli side, everything was neat and efficient. A machine scanned my biometric passport. After facial recognition, it flashed some lights and printed a little piece of paper. Another machine scanned it and let me out of the country. On the Jordanian side, a long queue of people were waiting Continue…