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The Absolute Best Things To Do In Jordan

Surely you have heard of the country of Jordan? You know, Indiana Jones, right? Raiders of the Lost Ark? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? I don't know about you, but I grew up watching this series of movies. And of course, I daydreamed about going to some of

Petra Jordan: Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Tale as Old as Time’

Truly we all have wondered what it would be like to travel to an Arabian country after watching Disney's Aladdin, a tale from the book One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights,  كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة)  and the joys of a camel ride in the desert! Indiana Jones also sparked my interest in Indian Jones and the Last Crusade.  In his search for the Holy

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Petra Jordan by Night

Petra, Jordan By Night - A Practical Guide Petra by night is an after-dark, guided excursion down the Siq to the Treasury in Jordan's famous carved city. It gets mixed reviews on the travel forums and Tripadvisor about whether or not it is worth it to go while visiting Jordan. I thought it was an amazing experience and one worth doing, so don't let the

Listening to Silence – Jordan by Night

  Desert Night Camps - Feynan Ecolodge We were in the van for what seemed like hours. Gazing out the window, I noted how the landscape was changing and soon it felt as if civilization was slowly creeping away on our way to Feynan Ecolodge. Dana Biosphere Reserve, in the lands of Jordan's desert, was vast and diverse. Occasionally, I would see herds of sheep

Off to Jordan! Have you been?

And I am off to Jordan! With the changing angles of the sun, the desert displays dramatic rose-red colors in the sand. For some moments I am blinded.  But once I am able to regain my clear sight, I spot him in the distance.  He is sitting quietly with what appears to be his Grandfather.  He never moves.  I am mesmerized that a child this

Aqaba, Jordan العقبة‎: Diving the Red Sea

Aqaba, Jordan and the Red Sea A bit off the beaten path... We arrived into Amman at 10:45 pm at night.  Damn Crazy Americans!  By the time we made to the car rental place, it was almost 11:15 pm.  The plan was to drive from Amman to Aqaba, a three-hour drive, in the middle of the night in the middle of the desert.  It seemed

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