1.JORDAN – April is a good month to visit Jordan. It’s warm but bearably so, and the desert in bloom. And you can’t miss going to the fabulous rock-hewn city of Petra, as made famous by Indiana Jones and the Tintin comics.

2.AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Try and go in time for the Queen’s Birthday (April 30th) when the entire city is a big orange-cum-flea market. April is a wonderful time to visit this city, warm enough to walk around when the tulips are out in the nearby Keukenhof.