Come along with me as I am off to Jordan!

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

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 age can sit quietly still for such a long time.

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

Then the sound begins to fill the air and I finally understand why he is quiet and still.  The sound is the playing of the Rabab with a bow, a local instrument made from goat skin.

And I am off to Jordan: Roll Jordan, LM

This desert boasts extraordinary scenes unlike any other place on earth.

And I am off to Jordan

That moment when you get the final itinerary and ticket and you know everything is a go! That’s the moment I had this morning with my cup of joe. Barely awake, yet in my dimly lit room, I knew this was it!

The itinerary I was waiting for:

Spice markets

Roman Theater

Jerash

Petra

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

Petra by Night!

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan at Night

Wadi Rum

Laurence of Arabia Tour

Lunch with Bedouins

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

Camel Tour

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

Snorkeling in Aquaba

Floating in the Dead Sea

a Biosphere Reserve

Byzantine Mosaics

Handicraft shops

Art Galleries

Even Beer Tasting

And so with that, I am off to explore the country of Jordan.  Wish me luck!

Jeresh, Jordan

And I am off to Jordan: Jerash, Jordan

Disclosure:  I have been invited by the Jordan Tourism Board to visit their country, but I can tell you from my past experiences, it is one amazing country! #GoJordan

Here is the #GoJordan team going with me:

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan

And I am off to Jordan: Petra, Jordan Photo courtesy of Glen Gilmore

From the photo, top to bottom and left to right:

Cacinda Maloney 
Gina Stark

Glen GilmoreStefanie FauquetDeb Hopewell

See my other posts on Jordan:

The Top Things to do in Jordan

Listening To Silence – Jordan by Night

Petra, Jordan by Night and the Cave Bar

Petra, Jordan:  “A rose-red city half as old as time”

A Candlelit night in Petra, Jordan

Khol (كحل‎) Eyeliner and the Evil Eye (عين الحسود‎)

Bedouins of Petra Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan