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  • Blazing a trail at Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    Blazing a trail at Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    October 4th, 2013Matthew Teller
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    When you think of eco-friendly travel, the Middle East might not immediately spring to mind. In environmental terms, the region is a disaster, characterized by a general lack of awareness of the issues and poor – if any – legislative safeguards. But Jordan is quietly working wonders, and the impact in recent years of the…

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  • Walking the Siq to Petra

    Walking the Siq to Petra

    October 3rd, 2013Matthew Teller
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    Tucked away between parallel rocky ranges in southern Jordan, Petra is awe-inspiring. Popular but rarely crowded, this fabled site could keep you occupied for half a day or half a year: you can roam its dusty tracks and byways for miles in every direction. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a tribe originally from Arabia who traded with,…

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  • Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    October 1st, 2013Matthew Teller
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    This excerpt from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth sees one intrepid Rough Guides writer experience a night to remember… My Bedouin guide settled forward over his ribaba, a simple traditional stringed instrument. As he drew the bow to and fro, the mournful, reedy music seemed to fill the cool night air, echoing…

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