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Petra

If you visit one historical site in Jordan, it has to be Petra. On our last Monday in the country we booked a day trip to the south and Jordan’s…

The Citadel and Roman Theatre

Like much of the region known as the Levant, Jordan is home to ruins dating from the earliest eras of human history. In downtown Amman are two famous historical sites,…

Amman

We left Dubai early on a Wednesday morning and flew off to Amman, Jordan. Continuously inhabited for over 3,300 years, the city was known as Philadelphia when it was part…

Our last full day in Dubai

For our last full day in Dubai we visited a house of worship and a giant freezer.

Dubai

After three months in southeast Asia we spent a day flying to the other end of the vast continent and into the middle east. Another region where we haven’t spent…

Hong Kong Disneyland

With only two days left in Asia we used our final Monday to travel back to Lantau Island and visit Hong Kong Disneyland. The smallest of the world’s five Magic…

Macau

Just across the Pearl River delta from Hong Kong is the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Now the most profitable gambling destination in the world, the tiny region takes in…

Kowloon

Kowloon is the denser and older part of the city that sits just across the harbor from Hong Kong island. We made it over a few times to check out…

Lantau Island

As soon as Kim found out there was a giant Buddha on the outskirts of Hong Kong we made plans to visit, as oversize religious statues are a staple of…

Hong Kong

We left the relative quiet of Hualien and flew to the historic port city of Hong Kong. Asia’s center of banking and finance, the city of eight million is always…