Outlasting Covid-19: a Jordan journal-4

Day 9 of Jordan lockdown: Spirits raised and acquired… We stayed up late last night in conversations back to the US, so we headed outside a bit later than usual today. Nonetheless, we enjoyed playing…

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Outlasting Covid-19: a Jordan journal-1

Day 4 of lockdown - Adjustments and some history... We’ve been fascinated by the narratives of friends around the globe as they deal with Covid-19, and many have asked about us. We usually stick with…

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Outlasting Covid-19: initial Jordan journal entry
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Outlasting Covid-19: initial Jordan journal entry

Locked down... Many of you are dealing with upheaval in daily life and various forms of isolation, but perhaps you might find our current coronavirus adventure interesting. In short, we have remained in Amman, Jordan,…

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The Many Flavors of South Jordan’s Desert
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The Many Flavors of South Jordan’s Desert

Canyons and sand, water and greenery, oases and beaches, flatland and mountain – this is the delectable diversity of southern Jordan’s desert, as we experienced it in three locations. Wadi Rum – the high desert…

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Taking the Time: Exploring Petra in full
Monastery, Petra

Taking the Time: Exploring Petra in full

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Petra truly deserves that designation, but not because of its signature sight, the carved façade known as the Treasury. Tour groups come in hordes to make…

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At the Roman Frontier: Jerash & Umm Qais
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At the Roman Frontier: Jerash & Umm Qais

Temple of Artemis, Jerash Jerash and Umm Qais, in the north of Jordan, were one of 10 regional centers for the Roman empire during the first centuries AD. As such, under the names of Gerasa…

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