In May I travelled to Palestine to walk on a new hiking trail there, Abraham’s Path (Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil), and to find out about opportunities for tourists to experience a Palestine not seen on the conventional Holy Land tour bus circuit. One of my stories on the trip was published today by the al-Jazeera English website.
After trips to Libya, Tunisia and Palestine this year I decided to escape the Arab uprisings and visit Norway. My grandmother was Norwegian, and we’d enjoyed family holidays there, but I hadn’t been to Bergen since I was a child. In an age of increasing homogeneity it was good to visit a place that is so distinctly – well – Norwegian. The Telegraph published my cultural guide to the city.
Jordan is the first country in the Middle East I visited, and for a number of years I led hiking trips there. So when the editor of The Spectator’s new travel supplement asked me to write a piece on adventure travel, I was happy to oblige her with a piece on walking through Jordan.