Jordan: A walk around Petra

The first thing that I noticed upon landing in Jordan, with regard to culture differences, was that when I was walking too customs,  two young boys around 5 years old were play fighting on the floor. As I was walking towards the customs desk (it’s a large room so plenty of time to watch the…

Jokkmokk’s Sami Winter Market

Every February, starting on the first Thursday and ending on the Sunday, the small town of Jokkmokk in Sweden (Sàpmi) hosts the age-old winter market of the indigenous Sámi people, with folk dancing, reindeer races and traditional food. In 2018, it will be hosting this event for the 413th consecutive year. When the market started…

48 Hours in Miami

I, at the time of writing this, am sitting on my bed just off South Beach, Miami. It’s 21.51, and I have just come back to my room after filling up all of my empty plastic bottles with the complementary lemon iced water that is sitting in reception. What a result. Many of you, I…

3 Key Tips: Money in Myanmar

I have just spent under a month in Myanmar during July/August 2017, during the rainy season too, and loved it! Prior to going everyone was telling me ‘You know it will be wet, right?’. Yeah, I do. Thanks for the input. The truth is, is that I enjoy travelling during the rainy seasons. Accommodation is…

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