Johannesburg – The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Johannesburg – The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Last month, when we were in Johannesburg for a quick visit we decided to try a new hotel – The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa near our old work stamping ground and crazy close to where Liam’s parents have a house and his brother and family live. And it...
Johannesburg – Café Fleur

Johannesburg – Café Fleur

When I planned my sister’s graduation party from Switzerland, one of my ideas that set the theme for the whole event was to incorporate psychology elements. As it is all about the brain, I immediately thought of Michael Chandler’s head vases and knew these...
Jordan – The Dead Sea

Jordan – The Dead Sea

Our final destination was the Dead Sea and it was the perfect way to end the perfect family holiday. We arrived late on Thursday afternoon but we were only leaving late Saturday afternoon for the airport (which is in Amman only 45  minutes away) so we were able to...
Jordan – Bethany

Jordan – Bethany

As we travelled from Wadi Rum Desert to the Dead Sea, we were fortunate to be able to stop and visit Bethany. This is the site where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. It was pretty busy on the Israeli side of the River Jordan with baptisms taking place but the...
Jordan – Makluba

Jordan – Makluba

If you asked any of us to name the number one highlight of our trip to Jordan that we would all agree on; I am pretty sure it would be the food. Naturally, mezze played a huge role in this decision but it was also great to try other Jordanian specialities like...
Jordan – St George’s Church and Mosaic Map

Jordan – St George’s Church and Mosaic Map

One of the great things about us travelling all over Jordan with an experienced tour guide was that he took us to so many sites we would never have heard of or thought to visit. Case in point: The St. George’s Church in Madaba is a rather modest 19th-century...