The Middle East

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

If you happen to have a stopover in Abu Dhabi, you absolutely must visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is the most beautiful mosque we’ve ever seen so far. Both the inside and the outside of this mosque are absolutely incredible. It’s an architectural marvel and totally photogenic. We actually stopped over in Abu […]

Our 6-day Example Itinerary for the Spectacular Kingdom of Jordan

Although I had seen numerous photos of Petra before, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the rest of Jordan. We planned our trip to Jordan last minute, to fill in the 6 days we had spare before beginning our Ugandan safari. But Jordan really surprised us. It’s an amazing country and we never […]

Petra Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

The ancient city of Petra (also known as the Rose City) is the most famous archaeological site in Jordan and the most visited attraction in the country. It’s also a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Petra has been on our bucket list for a while and […]

How to Spend a 24-hour Stopover in Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is the country’s second biggest city after the more popular Dubai. In recent years it has followed in Dubai’s footsteps in becoming a great stopover city for visitors travelling via the middle east. This is because Etihad Airways (which is based in Abu Dhabi) now flies […]