Umm Qais and the Eastern Desert

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What seemed on paper like a perfectly reasonable day of travel turned into one of the most incident packed I’ve had. Thinking back it seems hard to believe that this all happened in the one day but such is the nature of travel in […]


Complete set of photos for Jerash and Ajlun

The most well-trodden path from Amman is to go south towards Petra or maybe a day trip to the eastern desert. We decided to go north to Jerash and Umm Qais with their impressive Roman ruins. If the road signs are anything to go by the spelling […]

Amman, Jordan

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It is probably some people’s worst nightmare to travel for three weeks with their (de facto) parents-in-law, especially travelling around in a rental car intensively. I’m lucky that Sarah’s parents are such great travellers and actually made the trip easier than it would have been otherwise. Rick takes after […]

London – Land of the museum

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London was a stopping off point on the way to Jordan and Israel. London manages to attract Australians to it like a magnet so we had a few people to catch up with who were great hosts: Zoe, Penny and Olga, many thanks for the hospitality. Special mention […]

Reykjavik – Return of the hotdog

All through our guide book we came across references to the mighty Icelandic hotdog which you can’t avoid when driving around the country. Somehow on our second last day we discovered that we had not sampled this much hyped delicacy so we made a point to go to the most famous hotdog stand in […]

Vik – Black sand beach

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Vik is famous for its coastline, not because it’s a great place to lounge around and sunbake, and probably not for the surfing, although for all I know it’s possible to pull on a dry suit and surf until you get frostbite on your nose. The stunning aspect of […]

Höfn – The port

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The drive from Lake Myvatn to Höfn was almost stereotypically atmospheric. We started in the darkness of 8am and drove through the volcanic mountains as dawn leaked across the sky. Snow streaked the black ground. As the sun came up we climbed into more misty mountains. The main […]

Lake Myvatn – Two mountains in one day

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The drive to Lake Myvatn exceeded our expectations. We set off before dawn, which is easier to do when the sun rises at 9:30. After about an hour of driving we saw a magnificent dawn rise over the mountains and the scenery did not let us down […]