Win­ter 2015

Timeless Travels Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Ivis­ited the World Travel Mar­ket re­cently where I met the Min­is­ter for Tourism and An­tiq­ui­ties for Jor­dan, Mr Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez. He was keen to tell me that Jor­dan is ‘open for busi­ness’ and we musn’t for­get all their amaz­ing sites - not just Pe­tra but Jerash, Umm Qais and Pella, the amaz­ing cas­tles of Shobak and Kerak, the holy sites of Mount Nebo and Mad­aba or the Umayyid hunt­ing lodges of Qasr Amra or Qasr Kha­rana too. And of course, if you are keen to visit the planet Mars, then all you have to do is visit the Wadi Rum - where the film The Mar­tian was lo­cated. If you would like an in­tro­duc­tion to these amaz­ing sites, you can now see them on Google street view which has 30 his­tor­i­cal sites in Jor­dan to ex­plore. How amaz­ing!

TT mag­a­zine is all about bring­ing you both the fa­mil­iar and un­fa­mil­iar places to visit. I was very struck with Chris­tine’s piece on Tbil­isi in this is­sue, and it is def­i­nitely on my list of places to visit now. Like­wise with Göbekli Tepe in Turkey - luck­ily the world is still full of amaz­ing places to see. So wher­ever your trav­els take you in 2016, whether they are in the pages of books, mag­a­zines, on­line or on the ground, I hope they are hugely en­joy­able and sat­is­fy­ing.

Happy read­ing and wish­ing you a fab­u­lous 2016.

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