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Tag: nature

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

Halong Bay Caves and Sunsets

Halong Bay is one of the most famous sights in Vietnam. It is home to the amazing Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave but the most impressive views are of the pointed, rainforest-covered, limestone islands that litter the bay. Arguably, Halong Bay has the best views in Vietnam. My group boarded a junk boat for the day and night which was pretty roomy, 8 room, 3 story vessel. My room was closest to the engine room which made for a rude awakening at 1am when we had to turn on the engine and change positions. Also it was the hardest bed I Read More