Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World is a representation of Jordan and therefore, Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. Known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone or the Lost City as the site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, Petra is a place you need to see, to believe, that it is in fact real-life. UNESCO even described the historical and archaeological city as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. What to know more? Here are 13 exciting facts about Petra.
If you’re seeking adventure (Indiana Jones style) then booking a Jordan tour is essential. Few places on earth conjure up such a rich sense of mystery and atmosphere as Jordan, not least because of its remarkable World Heritage Site, Petra.
Travel Jordan – An Unforgettable Experience
Don’t be fooled, although Petra is one of the most remarkable sights on the planet, there is much more to Jordan than this. From desert adventures to diverse, thriving cities, here are just five of our favourite Jordan tour experiences. Read more…
Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia. It is landlocked country with a population of around 9.5 million. Jordan’s geographical nature alone makes it an intriguing country; it is surrounded by the likes of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel and straddles the Holy land of the world’s three great monotheistic religions.
Travel Talk Tours take you to the heart of the Jordanian culture, history and of course exploration. A Jordan Tour is a pilgrimage of sorts and is a must for any adventurous traveller.
When British officer T.E. Lawrence used Wadi Rum as a base for his operation against the Ottoman Empire during World War I, he had no idea that half a century later this vast, silent desertscape will serve as a setting for the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – based on his life.
His romance with the desert can be best summoned in the quote:
“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.’
With the lost city of Petra, desertscapes of Wadi Rum and salty waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan is a destination not to be overlooked. There’s a misconception it’s an unsafe Middle Eastern country but it is in fact, a safe and tranquil retreat plus its got world-class cuisine and an intriguing culture – so much so its heavily influence pop culture and blockbuster movies. Here’s a round up of photo entries from our #traveltalktours competition.
Browsing the internet, you see epic images that look like they’re out of the movies, story books or have been photoshopped but wait, these places are actually real! We’re not taking the micky here – these travel destinations truly exist and are not a figment of your mind. Be prepared to have your mind blown, and to be so intrigued by these places that you’ll add them to your travel bucket list. These destinations are proper #travelgoals.
Here are 10 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination.
So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.
The Christmas and New Year period offer unique experiences to ensure it will be one festive season you’ll never forget. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel to destinations that you’ve never been to, but have always desired to. For many of us, it is also a difficult time being away from friends and family, enduring an orphan’s Christmas and attempting to make an epic roast just like your mum, putting in that extra effort to feel like you’re not too far from home. But hey, life is short and the world is wide. Let’s make the most of it.
Christmas and New Year abroad means you have plenty of countries to explore which are different, unforgettable and exciting. Here are some Christmas and New Year options that may tickle your fancy.