I have never been so often out of my comfort zone, mostly in a good way.
In the footsteps of Moses, you can trek all 650 kilometres of the ancient Jordan Trail or design shorter versions.
In the end I can't resist. I decide to taste it. And it's disgusting.
One country, surrounded by conflict, remains blissfully peaceful and safe - and is enjoying a boom in tourist numbers.
Including crystal cliffs, messages from ancient civilisations and a newborn camel.
The Roman Empire forever changed the country we now know as Jordan.
It's a rare treat to stay in a hotel that cares for the local environment, people and culture as much as it cares for its guests.
Sneaking into Petra by the 'back door' on a six-day section of Jordan's new long-distance trekking trail.