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Tag: National Parks

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

Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Taroko National Park is the one natural wonder in Taiwan that is not to be missed. Taiwan and specifically Taroko National Park is the site where two tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes here are fairly regular and make for an ever-changing, amazing natural landscape. From Vietnam I flew into Taipei for a 4 day Taiwan adventure. Taiwan is small but because of the mountains, travel across the country can take some time. I wanted to keep Taipei as my home base while in Taiwan so I found a daytrip that included a round-trip flight to Hualien (20 minutes in the air), Read More