Emma, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman & Israel Specialist
I have loved travelling since as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories was wading in the Mediterranean and not wanting to go home. This feeling has not altered over the years and I have been lucky enough to travel as well as live overseas in many exciting countries. Egypt is one of my favourite countries, I absolutely adore Luxor and all the history that can be seen there. In Jordan I love to visit Jerash, the Roman ruins are so well intact that you can almost feel the people who lived there going about their daily lives in the lively market area. I like to cross over to Israel to visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The views in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco and over the Arabian Sea in Oman are breath-taking. North Africa and the Middle East have so much to offer.
I'll never forget when…
My favourite travel experience has to be my recent trip to the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. For the first time in a long time I was struck speechless by the beauty of the scenery surrounding me.
The mountain range has so much to offer, whether you want to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Toubkal or just enjoying a gentle walk through local villages. It was also here that I was invited into a local Berber family's home and experienced for myself the warmth and hospitality they have towards visitors and each other. Taking tea is an essential part of this hospitality and I enjoyed watching the small ceremony that takes place, from the heating of the water right through to the final glass of sweet green mint tea that was offered.