Petra – the stunning ancient city in Southern Jordan, half hidden in the wind blown landscape; voted as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World.’ Petra is of the worlds most treasured Unesco Heritage Sites, and most famous archaeological sites. The word Petra means pink city, and is derived from the Greek wordContinue reading “What to see in Petra”
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Jordan rich in both history and natural wonders, is a country in Western Asia. It sits on a crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe and offers breathtaking scenery. No trip to Jordan is complete without a visit to Petra – I’ve honoured this with a separate post just on Petra! https://mysolofootprints.com/2022/11/05/what-to-see-in-petra/ Information on some ofContinue reading “Jordan Highlights”
Amsterdam – the capital city of The Netherlands. Full of artistic heritage, picturesque narrow houses and an elaborate canal system. Famed for some fantastic museums and stunning artworks including that of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Amsterdam was founded at the Amstel which was dammed to control flooding. The cities name being derived from The AmstelContinue reading “Visiting Amsterdam!”
New Orleans – Music wherever you look!
New Orleans the famous city on The Mississippi River in the State of Louisiana. ‘The Big Easy’ known for its vibrant live music scene and its lively nightlife! Notably Bourbon Street the famous street with bars aplenty. Anything goes in the evenings, people dressed to go ‘out out’ as well as those who’ve clearly beenContinue reading “New Orleans – Music wherever you look!”
Things to do and see in Miami
South Beach There’s more to South beach than just the beach – it can be as much or as little as you want! I stayed near 16th and Pennsylvania which is a great base to see more, and not too far to wander down to the beach, without being in the midst of the partyContinue reading “Things to do and see in Miami”
Off the Tourist Trail – Wine Tasting in Spain!
So the ironic thing is that beer and wine is generally cheaper than soft drinks in Spain. The government placed a sugar tax on fizzy drinks and juices, but no tax on alcohol – so I guess it would be rude not to! Wine is the answer, who cares what the question is! Quote foundContinue reading “Off the Tourist Trail – Wine Tasting in Spain!”
Pretty and Picturesque Porto
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. William Shakespeare. I loved Porto, it’s beautiful and picturesque from every angle! A coastal city in North West Portugal, famed for the many stately bridges and of course port production. It has a palace and a cathedral, personally I loved wandering around theContinue reading “Pretty and Picturesque Porto”
Beautiful Segovia – Spain
I’m not lost I’m exploring The beautiful town of Segovia has plenty to see and if you’re in the area I would thoroughly recommend visiting. It’s a historic city north west of Madrid. Segovia has very rich architecture, including medieval walls, Roman churches, a former Royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. It’s most famed forContinue reading “Beautiful Segovia – Spain”
Finally travelling again! Madrid!
It has been a long time coming. For all of us. Around 18 months where life changed beyond belief. Travelling has been a huge part of my life for many years. It’s what I work for; as well as paying the bills etc of course. I hadn’t realised how much I missed it. Everyone hasContinue reading “Finally travelling again! Madrid!”
London in Lockdown
Walking down the street today to my hair appointment (excitement overload!), made me realise how much I’d missed the hustle and bustle of London. Supermarkets have obviously been open as have coffee shops for takeout. But there’s something indescribable about the feel and vibrancy now things seem more normal; the hairdressers, pubs and cafes areContinue reading “London in Lockdown”