Wadi Rum

Left Wadi Musa early in the morning. Took a mini bus to Wadi Rum Village, the entry point to the Wadi Rum Protected Area, another one of Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wadi Rum is basically a desert. A rocky one, with cliffs jutting out of the valley floor, but nonetheless a desolate place. Besides tourism, Wadi Rum can hardly support any human activity. This area is pretty popular, not Continue…

Visiting Istanbul with Turkish Airlines’ Free Tours

Traveling with Turkish Airlines and having a long layover in Istanbul? Then takes advantage of their free tours. We only had time for their short sightseeing tour. It was 2.5 hours long and it just drove us through downtown Istanbul, stopping at Galata Bridge and then at Dolmabahce Palace. Nothing on the tour was new to us. We’ve seen Istanbul before in depth. It was time better spent than inside Continue…

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…