If I am not traveling, dreaming about destinations is pretty much all I do. So today’s blog hop hosted in honor of their book releases: Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain and The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flaunders is right up my alley. I would be participating even if there weren’t heaps of prizes being given away at their blogs this week.
The assignment: Tell us your dream destination.
For me that’s easy: Petra, the ancient city in Jordan.
My Dream Destination: Petra, Jordan
Petra has been my dream destination for years. In 2012 we went around the world, visiting 26 countries including two in the Middle East. From our earliest planning, Jordan topped my list for either an April or October visit. Our initial plan gave us two months in Jordan, Egypt and Israel towards the beginning of our travels.
Visa requirements for China and Russia forced us to alter the plan, resulting in hitting Jordan in the heat of the summer or saving it until October when it is typically perfect. We waited, but the political uncertainty in the region, dominated by our insurance refusing to cover us in certain areas, resulted in another change. Somehow we came home before I saw Petra.
I haven’t given up, and Jordan still tops my dream destination list.
Today is Friday, so I am also Celebrating the Small Things with Viklit of Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.
This week I am celebrating:
- Not much. A slow week is worth celebrating in its own right.
- I attended Auckland’s first Hanukkah candle lighting in the park with a really good friend and our families.
- A not too awful visit with the accountant.