Tag Archives: Jordan

Kindness From Strangers When Travelling

How do you like to travel?   Despite spending my time providing all-inclusive tours in London and around the U.K. when it comes to travelling myself, I really like to rough it with the locals.  Though I can understand the … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Christ visit England?

This is Easter weekend and we in the U.K. are fortunate to have both the Friday and Monday as national public holidays reflecting the fact that until recent years, Easter was more important than Christmas and to actual Christians and … Continue reading

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Red sauce, brown sauce or no sauce at all? 15 minutes of fame on the Danny Baker Show

I thought a while on what to title this post.  I settled on 15 minutes of fame for reasons that will become clear but it might as easily be ascribed the title “How I ended up sitting on the throne … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

Hopefully you will have read the previous post about the classic epic  movie, Lawrence of Arabia, it’s not entirely necessary but it sets this post in perspective. I came to Lawrence through the film and after watching it, you do … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia

This is the first section of a two part article about T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.  This first part will be about the better known side of Lawrence and especially the film whilst the second part will … Continue reading

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Qasr Amr – pleasure palace of the Caliphs

Qasr Amr is located on the desert road to Azraq and only a short distance from Iraq.  It is possibly the highlight of the chain of desert castles built in eastern Jordan.  It was built by Caliph Walid I around … Continue reading

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