As I mentioned last week, I ticked off two of my mega bucket list items in March, the second of which was the aurora or the Northern Lights! As we knew that seeing the Northern Lights always involves an element of chance we decided not to revolve our holiday around it but to (a) focus on Stockholm (see more on Stockholm in this post) and (b) get a nice hotel in Kiruna so that we would be otherwise distracted if the particles didn’t come out to dance. But we were lucky enough to get the best of both worlds Continue reading
A trip to Jordan has long been on my bucket list so I used the fact that the boy is living in the Middle East as an excuse to organise a short trip while I was out there visiting. Thinking that Jordan must be a hop, skip and a jump from Dubai I swiftly booked onward flights only to realised that Jordan is actually pretty equidistant from Dubai and the UK…clearly I’m not as geographically-minded as I thought! Having made this slight error I set about being more organised about our time there and planned a full itinerary…first stop the Dead Sea.