Permission to land in Luxor

'Jules Told Me' by Jules Brown

My new travel adventure memoir, Watch Out for Pirates, is available for pre-order now (and publishes on 24 May).

Want to win an advance copy? Just nip over to my Facebook page and comment on the pinned tweet – I’m giving away 10 FREE eBook copies on 6 May.

In the meantime, here’s a sample chapter – the time I braved the skies above Luxor in Egypt on a never-to-be-forgotten hot-air-balloon ride.


Call me old-fashioned, but you’d better have a good reason for planning on waking me up at four in the morning.

“The winds are calmest at dawn,” said the travel agent, tapping his nose, in the manner of a spy announcing his arrival at a secret location.

“And the balloon is less likely to have an accident then,” he added, which was not the clinching detail he thought it was.


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Hi, I'm Jules – travel blogger & Rough Guides writer – sharing travel-writing tips, travel ideas and amazing places. I hope my journey can inspire your next trip, and I wish you happy travels in fascinating places

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