Very often wonderful landscapes, touristic attractions, cultural highlights, exotic food or simply stunning beaches are the reason to travel. That’s before the journey starts.
Reading my travel journals and thinking back about the highlights of my trips, more than often personal encounters come to my mind first. When I travelled in Jordan, obviously the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum or the astonishing temples in Petra were highlights. But meeting Ahmad in Petra (Jordan), having fun and sharing delicious cookies with him and his sister was already worth the entire trip.