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People said: “Don’t go, it is not safe”. Human instinct tells you not to travel to unsafe places. Jordan’s geographical location strengthen this type of assumption. It is in die Middle East surrounded by neighbouring countries that are always making international news headlines: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Israel. Naturally, people assume Jordan is an unsafe, dangerous place to visit. From the moment I stepped foot into Jordan I was greeted by warm and hospitable people, good infrastructure, excellent food and wonderful places to visit. Educate yourself, read more and dig deeper than international news reports that only looks at the downside of the Middle East, not telling the stories of thriving countries like Jordan. I found Jordan to be a safe, fascinating spiritual destinations.
Once upon a time in a country far, far away, there lived a beautiful queen. She reigned over a kingdom that was prosperous and covered an area that forms part of modern day northern Ethiopia. She was known as the Queen of Sheba. Her subjects were renowned for their distinct craftsmanship and skills. Evidence of this fine workmanship can still be seen today … the Stelae of Axum … monolithic madness! The obelisks were carved out of one piece of rock and stands 82 feet tall.
The question of whether to go to Botswana in the green season (November to March) or dry season (April to October) is one that we are often asked. The general view is that game viewing is much better in the dry winter season when it is cooler and vegetation is sparse so it’s easier to find the wildlife, and the wildlife has to congregate near permanent water sources so again this makes them easier to find.
It is human nature to be on the lookout for something new, exciting or different to do. Something no one else has attempted before. The Namib is an excellent example of a destination that lends itself towards unique and amazing adventures.
When I hear the words “Australian Outback” images of Crocodile Dundee calling “G’day mate!” while killing a crocodile with his bare hands, howling dingo’s, Uluru, Aborigines, open spaces and kangaroo’s jumping around, comes to mind. I soon realised it was much, much more - the Outback embodies the history of spirited adventurers who endured hardship and difficulties to explore a terrain that had no mercy for the fool who imagined that he could tame the land.