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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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Portraits from Jordan People of Jordan

Portraits from Jordan

One unknown writer said this: While I was in Jordan I made sure to ask the names of people I talked to or met in a fleeting moment—and asked if I could photograph them. Nobody said no. I reckon, all I have is my irresistible charm! As Lady Gaga said, “I was born this way,” […]

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River Jordan – Where Jesus Christ Was Baptized

River Jordan – Where Jesus Christ Was Baptized

With compelling historical, archaeological and biblical evidences presented, a small area in River Jordan has caused religious leaders of the Christian world to declare it as the actual Baptism Site, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, who was then reluctant to do such honor to the Son of God. Do I sound […]

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Get a taste of Jordanian Cuisine

The Simplicity of Jordanian Cuisine

I’m not a foodie nor a chef but I do eat what looks good in picture. If there’s no picture of the dish, I’d ask for the wait staff to tell me about the food that caught my fancy from the menu. The simplicity of Jordanian cuisine may not be well-known around the world but […]

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Red Sea Aqaba Jordan

Scenes from Aqaba and the Red Sea

In Aqaba, the Red Sea divides Jordan and Saudi Arabia in the East; Israel and Egypt in the West. On a clear day we were there, we saw the city of Eliat, in Israel but not a shadow of the other two countries. Along the shores of Aqaba, beach resorts abound. Our 3-star hotel has […]

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Mt. Nebo Amman Jordan

Mt. Nebo – Where Moses Saw the Promised Land

If I had to re-apply in a Catholic school in Toronto, I’d include in my resume that I’ve been to Mt. Nebo – where Moses saw the Promised Land and died. Perhaps, they’d consider my application, in lieu of a letter from my parish priest that I go to mass every Sunday (no, I don’t) […]

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JERASH

The Ancient City of Jerash

The Greeks arrived in Jerash before the Romans did. When the latter defeated the former, they demolished everything that reminded them of their arch rival. Well, almost everything. Today, there are only very, very few ruins that are representative of the Hellenistic period—and the rest were built on  The Ancient City of Jerash is one of […]

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