The Arabian Horse is the oldest purebred breed in the World and their strength, courage, and devotion to humans is legendary. They were the war horses of the ancient Assyrians, Hittites and Egyptians. They participated in the Crusades and Napoleon’s famous war-horse, Marengo, was an Arabian. According to Bedouin legend, Allah created the horse from… Read More Zerga: Wadi Rum Desert Ride, Jordan.
“In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart.” Author Unknown. The life of a Safari Horse is quite unique and the horses that partake in… Read More Ajax : Tuli Trail, Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris, Botswana.
No trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to the Dead Sea………and after six days of riding a horse through the Wadi Rum and making my bed on its sandy floor, my muscles were deeply anticipating a nice bath in it’s therapeutic waters. Leaving behind the dry arid desert of the Wadi… Read More From Sand to Salt…….The Dead Sea, Jordan.
The Red Sea has long been noted as one of the best diving sites in the world. Being part of the Great Rift Valley, the sea is incredibly deep with a rich and varied sea-life. After obtaining my PADI Cert in Thailand’s dive mecca Koh Tao, being mesmerised by the kaleidoscopic coral of Western Australia’s… Read More Aqaba : Swapping Five Star Luxury for the Five Million Star Hotel……….
The Desert with it’s wide open space that’s subtly but constantly changing, every gust of wind transforming, grains of sand shifting incessantly, had gotten deep beneath my skin and firmly had a grip on my soul from time spent on the fringes of… Read More Desert Dreaming in Wadi Rum…………..
“It seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned. But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful alone. Not virgin white like that old Doric shrine, where erst Athena held her rites divine. Not saintly-grey, like many a minister fane, that crowns the hill and… Read More Losing Myself in the Mystery of Petra……….
Riding with Giants. Landing in Africa for the first time is something truly amazing, the vastness, the ruggedness, the rawness……. an almost primal sense of belonging takes over, a sense of despite having left this continent many, many thousands of years ago, you have now returned home……. well, I can’t speak for everybody, but… Read More Tuli Trail Horse Safari, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.