One of our trekking holidays in 2012 was to Jordan. We picked this as we’d heard it was a fascinating place to travel, and it was unlike anywhere else we’d travelled to. As the photos show, the landscapes and rock formations are amazing and lend themselves to real creativity. The colours are vibrant even without any special effects added to the pictures. The sand was often very red, but still varied in shades. A day in Petra rounded off the trip nicely: spectacular and awe-inspiring to think how old the “village” is. Petra is known as the rose city, because of the colour of the rocks – the most famous part of this is called The Treasury and is the first thing you see having walked a mile or two through the canyon to get to Petra. The light is best around 10am and turns the rocks a beautiful pink shade. Camping in the desert meant we had full access to the sunset, sunrise and a stunning starry sky with no light pollution.