Category Archives: Jordan

Spring in Jordan

My first visit to Jordan was in the fall, so when I returned in the spring I was somewhat surprised at the number and variety of flowers. I’ll show just two samples here- these, and some cactus flowers. There is … Continue reading

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An Inukshuk In Jordan

If you are fortunate enough to travel in the arctic, you may see a mysterious stone figure known as an Inukshuk. These figures, made of unworked stone, were used by the Inuit as navigation aids and to mark an important … Continue reading

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Incongruity

One thing I love about travel is how the world has a knack for shattering my illusions. I frequently see things that just don’t line up with expectations. It could be a BedouinĀ  riding a donkey while talking on his … Continue reading

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Petra Revisited

The colors in Petra are amazing – almost unreal. If you saw something like this in a theme park, you would probably criticize it for looking so fake. But this is very real. At first glace these bands look like … Continue reading

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Sunset Over the Dead Sea

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Pella

Pella. I suspect that you have never heard of it, unless by some chance you are a history nut and know about the Decapolis. And to be fair, compared with sites like Jerash, there really isn’t that much to see. … Continue reading

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An Unusual Combination

Question: What do you get when you cross an arch with a pillar? Answer: I have no idea, but we found one when we were exploring Um er-Rasas.

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The Very Dead Sea

It’s difficult to fully grasp just how salty the Dead Sea really is – until you put a drop on your tongue. I made that mistake, ironically, because I was told not to do it. Sort of like the “wet … Continue reading

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The Dilemma

I’m not exaggerating when I say it was an existential dilemma. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. Okay, okay – a lot. But even if it wasn’t a serious problem, at least it was seriously a problem. We thought we … Continue reading

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A Study In Contrasts

I love this picture, filled with contrasts. It is taken from inside Siq Burrah where the cooling shade and rocks contrast with the desert heat outside. Standing water inside the siq sustains trees growing right out of the rocks, while … Continue reading

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