Mansaf is unforgettable. As the country’s national dish, it is an essential experience on your Jordan tour. A heaping pile of lamb cooked in a tangy yoghurt sauce and served on a bed of rice, mansaf is truly unique. Whether you’re prepping your tastebuds before your travels, or you’ve tasted this amazing meal and […]
“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?’” Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing we […]
It was a warm day in Indonesia, like most of them are. Sitting on a bamboo bench, I pulled my American passport out of my front pocket to stop it from sticking to my leg. Glancing at the eyes of my local benchmate, I realized that they were locked not on me, the strange […]
See the world with new eyes.
This is why we crafted the Jordan Insider tour.
Rob, a recent guest of ours in Jordan who has traveled to over 20 countries around the globe said “I can say without exaggeration that the week-long itinerary put together for my group by Engaging Cultures was among the best travel […]
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, whose name was later Latinized to “Algoritmi” (notice the word “algorithm”?), introduced the Western world to decimals, algebra (Arabic for “reunion of broken parts”), and the indispensable “0.”
Why do we use “Arabic numerals”… which oddly don’t look like the numbers Arabs use? Find out and more in the above video […]
Travel is dangerous… especially if you are happy with the status quo.
If you don’t like change, especially within yourself, it’s best not to travel.
However, if you want to see what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes and learn to see yourself and the world from a new perspective, travel is essential.
Roman Krznaric, […]
We’re thrilled you stopped by. We remember the day we saw you struggling to sift through all the tourist fluff and find something that brought more meaning to your life; not some stale, repackaged itinerary. It was then we realized we could help you get what you really want out of your Jordan […]
Planning on seeing some of those Crusader castles on your Jordan tour? Want a little more background than just watching The Kingdom of Heaven but not interested in reading a whole history book? Before you come, make sure you take this 10 minute crash course on the Crusades.
Need a little more Roman history before your Jordan tour? Here’s a helpful episode of Crash Course: World History that will give you a feel for the fall of the Roman Empire and help you make sense of all those ruins around Jordan.
You can tell a lot about a person’s priorities by the way they walk.
I started noticing my American stride when trying to walk and talk with an Indonesian. During our conversation his voice would trail off and I would realize I was three steps ahead of him. He kept falling behind. Either that, or […]