Solo in Jordan: Petra, at last

  I thought the rain would hold up. It had been a downpour that morning and then a beautiful clear sky for the most of the trip down. After walking into the visitor’s center, I didn’t think that I would need to be concerned about the rain, but as the temperature dropped, it occurred to…

Solo in Jordan: The Wonders of Amman

I awoke to another chilly, drizzling day and made my way to the roof of my accommodation to enjoy a hot breakfast and small talk with the other guests. After exchanging stories with German and Romanian travelers who were on their way back home, I caught a cab to the heart of the city to…

Solo in Jordan: Umm Qais, Aljoun, and Jerash

It had been over a year in a half since my last solo trip. After our engagement, I spent my summer break arranging documents and appointments for our marriage and new apartment in Dubai. It was the first summer I stayed in country and there were a few times I nearly went stir-crazy. That winter…

Getting Lost and Found in Rural Serbia

The road had long given way to endless potholes filled with the muddy water of melted snow. Our tiny rental precariously scraped over the exposed rocks and gravel as we anxiously followed the map and tried to estimate if we could transverse the remaining kilometers until the next turn. We had been on the road…

Driving and Staying in Margaret River

  I hit the road by lunch time and took the first drive of my trip to Margaret River. The roads were open and the driving was easy. I handled being on the left side quite well. It is only about a three hours journey to reach Margaret River from Perth, so it didn’t take…

Perth- A night in Fremantle

This is the first of many, many, many, posts about my long trip across Australia and New Zealand. Considering that it took four posts just cover 10 days in Kerala, I’m expecting it to take quite a while to give this 8 week trip the attention it deserves. I will do my best to present…

One Week in Tamil Nadu: Madurai

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I flew in last night after ringing the New Year in Kochi, and today I’m staring at the computer screen wishing I had filter coffee and an egg roast. My recent trip was colorful, flavorful, and emotional, for sure. ┬áThis week’s Travel Tuesday will highlight the first stop of my trip; Madurai…