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.
I’m sad to say that before coming to Jordan, my knowledge of Roman history was… well… basically nonexistent. If you’re preparing to embark on a Jordan tour and need a brush up, or like me, a complete introduction to Roman history, check out this episode of Crash Course.
Ron, I challenge you to find a location better than Jordan for your next vacation. I submit to you the following:1You’ll never be be served skim milk.
Come to a land where you will be served whole milk… that’s been fermented… inside a goat skin. Can’t get this in Pawnee:
2You’ll be in good company. […]
Life would be much simpler if we all stayed away from those who weren’t like us.
Our beliefs would never have to be challenged. We could happily continue on in life thinking we are right about everything, thankful that we are not like “those people.”
Life would be simpler.
However, according to my neighborhood [tooltip title=”the religious […]
It’s a reflex for almost all of us. We see someone and instantly create a story of who they are and what they’re like, even before we’re introduced to them.
As an American living and working in the Middle East, I’ve learned that it’s essential to suspend judgement when you see someone who doesn’t look […]
Understandably, Ridley Scott has fallen in love with Wadi Rum, Jordan. The special effects team for his film “Prometheus” actually began their work based on his drawing of the majestic desert landscape.
Here’s a video of how that team turned Jordan’s Wadi Rum into the alien planet “LV-223″.
When traveling, an opportunity often arises to do something outside your comfort zone.
At these moments, I’ve found it helpful to tell myself: “I will not be denied this experience!”… then dive in.
There are certain culinary adventures that travelers don’t often experience when on a Jordan tour. I have lived in Jordan for a while […]
You know that the right words make all the difference. Well, we want to give you the inside scoop on a few terms to learn for your upcoming Jordan trip.
Just think, you could be the first president to say, “May God salute your mustache!”
Here are 4 Arabic phrases President Obama would find helpful […]
I step out of the black, goat hair tent. The morning spring air has a refreshing bite. Next to the fire, Abu Ahmad offers me a cup of mint tea. I dip my last piece of bread in fresh olive oil and “za’atar”. “Your camels are waiting for you,” he says.
Just past the last […]