Tag Archives: Desert

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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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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Not What I Expected

I woke up yesterday to find ten centimeters of snow, slush and ice pellets in my driveway. Spring may be here in theory, but in practice it still looks far too much like winter. But in three days we will … Continue reading

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Wine Sippy Cup – Part II

My earlier report of a new tradition in the Jordanian expat community has generated a bit of interest. In case you haven’t been following this blog, I reported that people have been seen riding camels through the desert, drinking wine … Continue reading

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Ride a Camel through the Desert, Drinking Wine

True story! In some of the more eccentric expat circles in Jordan, a new tradition has taken hold. Visitors are enjoying a glass of wine, while riding a camel through the desert. If you have ever ridden a camel, you … Continue reading

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