Off to Jordan! Have you been?

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

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. Suzanne Fluhr March 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I’m looking forward to following along since we won’t make it to Jordan on this trip to Turkey and Israel. Next time.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Oh, man, you are so close! Next time, but Turkey and Israel are quite amazing as well!

  2. Francesca @onegrloneworld March 13, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Wow, that’s awesome! Looking forward to the updates!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks! I am excited about it! It will be my second visit!

  3. Kay Dougherty March 13, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Congratulations – Anne and I are jealous, we’ve been wanting to go there for years! Have a great time!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Yippee! I know that you two crazy amazing sisters will make it there one day!

  4. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I’m so lucky to get chosen as well. Too bad we’re not on the same team, but am excited nevertheless. I have heard so much about the beauty of Jordan and its people!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Yes, so cool you are able to go, maybe we will run into each other!

  5. Prasad Np March 13, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What an exciting place to be. I am sure all of you will have a great time in Jordan. I am looking forward to visit Jordan myself …

  6. Hannah @Getting Stamped March 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Have an amazing trip! Jordan has been on our travel radar for quiet some time now. We meet with the Tourism Board at TBEX Toronto and were hoping to get there in 2014 hoping maybe in 2015 it will happen.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      It is amazing and this will be my second trip there! #pinchMe #GoJordan

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