There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Jordan. The most famous of those, of course, is Petra. Petra is a site we visited for one day, but we could … Read more
I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and … Read more
It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some … Read more
Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other important things in your life, especially at tax time. Count your blessings; count your … Read more
It’s remarkable in a country full of old stuff, like Jordan, to think how recently so much of it has been discovered. Since the re-discovery of Petra two hundred years … Read more
Even though I studied Latin and some Roman history in college, I never really considered the edges of the Roman Empire, such as Jordan. So, Jerash was an introduction. If you love Roman and Byzantine architecture–and who doesn’t?–this is a great place to visit. It’s one of the best preserved Roman cities you’ll run across anywhere. Much nicer than Ephesus, for example.
To get to Quseir Amra from Amman, you have to pass through Sahab, one of the most depressingly polluted urban suburbs you’ll ever run across. With a burly local guide, … Read more