The Middle East

48 hours in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is a modern metropolis at the edge of the desert and bordering the Caspian Sea. Before visiting, I knew almost nothing about the city. I visited with an open mind and a blank agenda. This travelogue and collection of Baku photos will give you an overview

Amman, Capital The Ancient Land Of Jordan

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a city of hills and windy streets. It looks just like I’d imagined it. Off-white stone buildings with small windows, plenty of construction, and the sound of the Muslim call to prayer every few hours. Amman is a city that demands a lot of

Wadi Rum Blog – Visiting Jordan’s Desert Valley Of The Moon

Like the surface of Mars, the vast and beautiful Wadi Rum desert is a captivating place. Forget the Lawrence of Arabia association for a while (although I have to admit, that was a big part of my interest in visiting) and enjoy the silence, the tough beauty, and the calm.

Petra – Jordan’s Ancient City & New World Wonder

Petra, the Lost City, is the most important tourist site in Jordan. It’s also one of the 7 “new” Wonders of the world. Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (The World Heritage Site title means that Petra is protected internationally as a culturally important landmark) and one of the most

Pictures Of Jordan That Will Inspire You To Travel

Jordan is a safe, welcoming, and incredibly photogenic land in the Middle East. Bordered by mountains, the Dead Sea, The Red Sea, enormous deserts and lush, green hills, Jordan has a little bit of everything. Combining beautiful landscapes with the history and physical reminders of thousands of years of settlement,

Where is Dubai? And Is it A City Or A Country?

Dubai is a city, state, and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, a country in the Persian Gulf. The new modern city of Dubai sits on a jut of land in the Arabian Peninsula at a latitude of 25.2048° N and longitude of 55.2708° E. Is Dubai a Country or

Kazbegi Hiking: Stepantsminda to Gergeti Glacier Trek

The main attraction in Kazbegi (Georgians call the town Stepantsminda) is the mountains. Whether you’re a hiker, walker, or climber, one mountain dominates the agenda: Mt Kazbek. The 5033m giant is a beautiful snow-capped peak in the Caucasus mountain range and is the highest peak in Eastern Georgia. It’s the

Solo Travel Jordan – The Travel Planning Essentials

Jordan flies under the “next best travel destination” radar most of the time. The name might be familiar but it’s often heard in the context of Israel or goings on in the middle east. But Jordan is worthy of your attention. This little country in the middle east has a

Pamukkale – Turkey’s Thermal Travertine Terraces

Pamukkale is the location of Turkey’s beautiful & health-giving limestone hot springs, one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Pamukkale’s travertine terraces are one of the most visited sites in Turkey. A trip to Pamukkale will leave a lasting impression on you. What are Pamukkale’s Hot Springs? Pamukkale is a

Visiting Ephesus: Turkey’s Ancient Greek City Full Of History

Planning a trip to Turkey? Interested in history and ancient architecture? Are you looking for an interesting day excursion combined with a history and culture experience? Get an insight into the history of Turkey and walk through an open archaeological site of temples, ancient streets, enormous buildings, and amphitheaters? Ephesus