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Month: January 2019

Ajloun Nature Reserve, Jordan

Hello from Jordan! After flying to Amman and spending one short night attempting to adjust to the new time zone in the Middle East, my G Adventures tour group darted off to Ajloun Nature Reserve. Two hours to the north of Amman, after roadside coffee stop, we arrived to the surprisingly green nature reserve in the midst of the Jordanian desert. It is low season here so we had the trails to ourselves. Everyone drinks tea and coffee in Jordan (but not alcohol). A fire to warm the kettle for a tea stop on the trail: We hiked about 8 Read More

Hanging Out in Taipei

On my three day whirlwind tour of Taiwan, I spent most of my time in Taipei exploring temples, markets, historic sights, and eating all the food. Taipei is a young and clean city with lots of fun and action. It was the perfect ending to my month long Asian adventure. I took a free walking tour I found online. My friend Lauren turned me back onto free walking tours after we did one in Amsterdam a few months ago. Obviously you have to tip the guide but it ends up being a much cheaper way to get some good information Read More