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Underated as a destination, Jordan is a land with some of the oldest cities on earth. And no brochure or traveller's tale will prepare you for your first sight of Petra.

Read my article in City Press and find out more.


The Treasury, Petra's most famous building, 1st century AD


And here are some random photos to whet your appetite even more...

The ancient Roman city of Jerash

Jerash is the best preserved Roman city in the Middle East

Roman centurions in the Hippodrome where chariot races took place

Jordan's 'Grand Canyon', the breathtaking Wadi Mujib gorge

Mount Nebo, burial place of Moses

The great desert of Wadi Rum where Lawrence of Arabia roamed

Meze - Jordanian style

Amman, capital of Jordan, one of the oldest cities on earth. Note the

2 000-year-old Roman amphitheatre where concerts are still held today.

So start planning...


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Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers.

Her weekly Sunday night three-hour live Talk Radio 702 / CapeTalk talkshow, Believe It Or Not, which came to an end in early 2013 was South Africa’s longest-running radio talkshow with the same host in the same time slot. She continues to broadcast as a regular guest on travel shows where she talks about the when, where, why, what and how of travel both locally and internationally from her vast personal experience. She also blogs for several travel websites.

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