After our exploration of Petra, the wonder city, it was time to take our adventures a step further and spend two full days in the Wadi Rum desert. We had already booked our stay and tours with Bedouin Life Style, a tour service run by Attallah. Although we were doubtful about our decision, at the end we were glad that we did.
After our attempt to explore Jordan was interrupted by a small accident, we were back to the country exactly after a year in April and were determined to complete what we had started.
After reaching Amman airport at around 2 am in the morning, we had couple of options to get to Wadi Musa, the city outside Petra. One option was to take a cab to Amman city and then the 6:30 am JETT bus to Petra or to take a direct cab to Petra. Although the cost of the bus route is about two thirds of the direct cab route, we decided to take the direct cab. The cab office provided us with a receipt for the journey and we were saved from any haggling with the driver.
Among topics of ancient civilisation, temples and mind blowing Red sea diving, the mention of natural beauty of Egypt sometimes gets lost. Most visitors to Egypt keep their travels along the Nile which they definitely should. After all, the river is what has kept Egypt nurtured and nourished for thousands of years and has helped create its history.
However, Egypt has lot more to offer for the more intrepid travellers and what better place to go exploring than the deserts of Egypt. At about 370 kms from Cairo, lies the Bahariya Oasis, the Black and the White desert, where some exceptional experiences wait for travellers.
I just love being outdoors. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to go trekking. Although there are options to hike in the winter in Europe, mountain climbing is definitely out of the question. What do we do then? We look for nearest possible alternatives.
One of the nearest locations with excellent trekking possibilities is the Atlas mountains in Morocco. The mountains are clearly visible from the city of Marrakesh including the highest point, Toubkal. However, to get a better view and experience, one needs to make a 70 kms journey by road to the village of Imlil, at the foot of the mountains.
If you visit Slovenia, there is absolutely no way that you won’t come across a poster or someone who suggests or rather persuades you to visit Postojna cave. Many might say that the attraction is over hyped.
Postojna cave system is massive in size, and one of the richest in stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, curtains, etc. The reason that it is so talked about is the fact that it has been made very accessible to tourists. There are multiple restaurants at the location, numerous gift and souvenir shops and much more. Apparently, from the outside it does not look at all like the entrance to a cave. Although these things will be a major turnoff for adventurers or cavers, most tourists are quite happy about it.
Places have caves to visit and then other places have castles. Ever heard of a cave castle? Yes, they do exist. The Predjama castle, built at the mouth of a cave near the village of Predjama has a cave behind it and one under it.