Pedestrians

Always use the pedestrian crossing! You will never be too careful!

Pompei – 2013

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Italian traffic

I couldn’t stop giggling when I took this picture in Sorrento. They couldn’t agree who should go first and that lasted a little while. Italian drivers…

Sorrento – 2013

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Lost cat

Our cat has gone missing ūüė¶

Our favourite little ball of fur decided to spend a night out, then a day, then… We have been walking around the whole neighbourhood looking for him with his favourite treats but without success.

Any advice would be appreciated!

London – 2014

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We will always have NYC

Because sometime all you need is a stroll through the Big Apple.

NYC – 2012

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Friends

One thing I had to learn when leaving abroad is that I won’t see my oldest and best friends very often. Most of the time it’s okay (thanks What’s app!) but some days it’s hard…

Scotland – 2013

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Welcome to Rio

Anyone getting excited for the Olympic Games? I know I am! ūüôā

Rio de Janeiro – 2013

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Flooding light

Let’s take a moment to enjoy the Scottish sun literally rolling down the hill. For a mere few seconds I thought I was in the Lord of the Ring.

Scotland – 2013

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Big pebbles

I loved the curves and smoothness of these giant pebbles. You can see them all around the Seychelles beaches.

Seychelles – 2011

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Morning!

I am very fortunate to have gone on a safari. These type of trips are experiences of a lifetime. We saw buffaloes, zebras, elephants, hyenas, crocodiles and so many more. But I have to say to say Steenboks got my heart. They look so fragile and delicate, yet they are so fast and curious. I mean look at this adorable little face, and those ears!

Kruger – 2011

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A week in Jordan – part 2

For the second half of the week we headed north to¬†Petra and the Dead Sea. (Haven’t read part 1 yet? Find it here)

Petra… Where to start… There is a reason why it is called the 8th wonder of the world, it is beyond beautiful!

After a night in the desert in Wadi Rum, we rushed to our hotel in Wadi Musa for a quick shower and to change clothes. We stayed at La Maison hotel, nothing fancy but comfortable and very close to Petra’s entrance, it did the job as we were only staying one night.

Off to Petra, we got welcomed at the entrance by a horde of horses. Indeed you are given the choice between walking to the hidden city or riding to it. As the queue for the horses was fairly long, we decided to walk there.198794_10151263484430090_176486993_n
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As you can see we also made friends on the way!

After a good 30 minutes’ walk we finally arrived to the Treasury. It is such an impressive sight that you can hear the crowd gasp when standing in front of it. Talking about the crowd, one thing Petra is not lacking of is tourists, it is a very busy place and it can get a little annoying at times.

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Willing to beat the crowd we decided to take an indirect route around the huge site (seriously, Petra was a huge city!). Climbing above the city was a physical and very sweaty challenge but absolutely worth it just for the views. You will need good hiking boots though as health and safety in Jordan is slightly different to Europe and stairs and guardrails are optional.30948_10151263500645090_27163921_n (1)304438_10151263487550090_854680527_n.jpg

We got lost through time, walking in and out of the cave houses, wandering around what was once the city centre and farmer market. It was a beautiful day and I am so happy to have been there, it worth every drop of sweat.

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Heading back in town we grabbed dinner at a small place next to our hotel and went to bed exhausted and slightly sunburned.

The last stretch of our trip took us to the Dead Sea. We based ourselves at the Marriott for the last 3 nights. Most of our time there was dedicated to floating, covering our bodies with mud and relaxing.

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We also went for a hike in Mujib Nature Reserve which I would highly recommend. The scenery is breathtaking, and you are being kept cool by the river you are walking/swimming through.

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Here you go, seven days of Jordanian adventures, with the right amount of down time for good measure. We headed back to the gloomy London October weather the head full of sunshine and feeling a little like Indiana Jones…

Part 1 of our trip is here.