Tag Archives: Umm Qais

Just a Thought

When I see something that has been abandoned – a house, a business, a farm – it usually makes me a little sad. But this was an exception. At Umm Qais, among the Roman and Byzantine ruins, there is an … Continue reading

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The Great Shankleesh Experiment

Shankleesh. A year ago, I’d never heard of it either, but on my first visit to Jordan last September we ordered it on a whim while having lunch at Umm Qais. We were eating at an interesting little place that … 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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