Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lapland, Finland

Lapland, a bucket list destination, I have been lusting to visit for ages. Finally, the day came and it was like winter wonderland but in real life. Trees are literally dressed in snow from top to bottom, powder white snow everywhere and of course, it was freezing. Like try minus 26 degrees and current feels becomes minus 30... #yolo

DC and I started from Santa Clause village and snowmobiled for 70 KMs with some pit stops to sled with the cutest huskies, attempted to go ice fishing on a frozen lake, bbq'ed in minus 30. DC and I also tried bear at Restaurant Nili, which tasted like kangaroo but a lot more gamey. Lastly, we headed up north for 3 hours and finally reached our igloo hotel at the Kakaslauttanen Arctic Resort. Although we didn't see strong northern lights, I highly recommend visiting Lapland in winter as I will guarantee it is an experience you will never forget. The snow covering the whole region makes you feel like you have stepped onto another planet.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Rasoun, Jerash, Dead sea, Wadi Rum & Petra, Jordan

Visiting Jordan is like stepping foot onto Mars.. just without a field of potatoes. The scenery is unreal, the food hits the soul and best of all, the locals welcome you with their arms wide open. Everyone in Jordan was so kind hearted.

We travelled across the country over 10 days where we hiked through luscious greenery in Rasoun in the north with a local home stay family, retraced the roman steps in Jerash, drove down the country where we floated on the dead sea, hiked through Dana and the water streams of Jordan Valley and of course, Petra. We also did some glamping camped at some of beautiful camp sites with some seriously tasty eats e.g. they roasted some chicken and lamb in an underground "oven" using the heat from underneath!

A huge shout out to Discover Jordan Tours - they made the organisation effortless and the trip so fun. We had the best driver / hiking and tour guide / photographer, Abdullah, where he made it so much fun!