Monthly Archives: April 2013

Azraq

One of the things that annoys me about western society is the tendency to protect people from their own stupidity. Or at least to try to. It usually wastes everyone’s time, and doesn’t really have any effect on the people … Continue reading

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Being There

There are many things I love about visiting archeological sites in Jordan; the quality, the quantity, the variety. But most of all, I love the fact that you have the opportunity to go right in among the ruins and look, … Continue reading

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Um er-Rasas

Another day of touring in Jordan. Another day of stunning archeological sites. Another day of having it all to ourselves. One of the things that I love about Jordan’s history is the fact that we can actually go in and … Continue reading

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Umm Qais

Spent a fascinating day looking through the ruins at Umm Qais. The day included lunch on the terrace with a view of the Golan Heights, Israel, and the Sea of Galilee. The only negative was distant “thuds” from Syria. I’m … Continue reading

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Sheikh Duncan

We had a drink tonight at the British Club in Amman. Ironically, the only hint that we were in the right place was a sign on the street saying “Not Parking for the British Club”. This is one of those … Continue reading

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The Zen of Travel

I love travel. The bustle of the airport, the anticipation of the departure lounge, the caress of economy seating. Obviously I’m lying. Discovering new countries is exciting. The process of getting there; not so much. I often wonder if we … Continue reading

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T Minus Zero

About to depart. Almost packed. More updates to follow.

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