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camel burger, anyone?

Camel Burger, Anyone?

When I took this photo of a camel in front of McDonald’s, I thought of a camel burger being served in Aqaba, Jordan. But, of course, let’s just hope I’m 1000% wrong. LOL…. I talked to the child-owner and he told me that this two-year old camel is a gift from his father. What’s the […]

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Souvenir from Jordan.

Would You Buy This Souvenir From Jordan?

The vendor tried hard to sell this antique to me for 30JD (almost like 30 British Pounds). Ridiculous, right? But he said it’s ancient and he’s the only one who has it in the whole of Petra. While talking to him about such souvenir, he’d cover it with his palm so not to be obvious when […]

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Things to do and see on Jordan: walk this bridge.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan

Today marks my first year anniversary when I flew to Jordan last year to claim the prize I won in January 2013. And oh dear, I had a blast in that amazing country! I celebrated my Christmas in Petra—and yes, December is the best time to visit and go around the Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan […]

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Gay Tourist in Jordan – How Two Strangers Invited Me for Fun

Now, I know the best way for a gay guy to get laid in Jordan—wear brightly-colored fashion and accessories. Even if you don’t have to walk like Ru Paul or like a beauty queen, Jordanian men will know that you are a fabulous specie of the human kind. I say these based on my experience. […]

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Prophet Lot and His Wife Who Turned Into A Pillar Of Salt

Prophet Lot and His Wife Who Turned Into A Pillar Of Salt

If you’re a Catholic slash Christian, you must be familiar with the story of Prophet Lot and his wife who turned into a pillar of salt—by God. I heard this story many times in my Catholic high school and even appeared in our Christian Living class quiz. Yes, Christian Living. THE STORY But, for those […]

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King's Highway Jordan

Wadi Mujib – The Grand Canyon of Jordan

Should you be traveling in Jordan by rental car or on a road trip with a local chauffeur, insist that you take the King’s Highway where you pass a lot of interesting, historical places back in Biblical Times. This is the same route that takes you all the way to Petra, Jordan’s national pride and […]

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Little Petra / The Monastery

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and Saints. Petra in Jordan is […]

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The Amazing Petra in Jordan

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! Petra in Jordan is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Magnificent. Phenomenal. Insert your own adjectives—they’re all true for many reasons. Petra, no doubt, would never fail to amaze you. It’s jaw-dropping! Literally. Another item in my bucket lis: to gawk at the amazing Petra. Checked. Petra means ROCK.  It’s well-known […]

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The Siq - in the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Nobody goes to Petra and see the magnificent Treasury without following the footsteps of  on The Siq where he trudged on his horse in search of the Holy Grail. Nearing the end of the gorge, Indiana Jones and his entourage were awed at the splendour of The Treasury that loomed before them. The film may […]

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Wadi Rum desert Jordan T.E. Lawrence of Arabia

Wadi Rum – The Red Planet

I finally understood what the “sands of time” means. Wadi Rum, in Jordan, taught me that. Its vastness, its beauty, its magnificence stupefied me. It’s not your ordinary desert of plain golden sand. It’s a desert that defies stereotypes of an arid, solitary piece of nature—hues of red, pink, gold, black and brown blend together harmoniously, […]

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