One of the most frustrating disadvantages to group travel is that when there are 20+ people traveling in a group, it means that there are 20+ egos, temper tantrums, ignorant outbursts, and selfish behavioral characteristics to take into consideration… …There…
The Quarryscapes project started in 2005 and is now almost finished … The project is basically an effort to study and raise awareness about ancient quarries in the eastern Mediterranean area. In this context, we in Jordan studied ancient Bronze aged quarries in the Jafr area, Nabatean quarries in Petra and Roman quarries in Jerash. In the upcoming meeting, I will present some of our work in Jerash.
Note to ancient history and/or religious tourism buffs, don’t forget to visit Umm el-Jimal while in Jordan – a historic site of rich in Byzantine and early Islamic whose black basalt construction presents a photo-ready demonstration of “Haurinte architecture.”
The following is a reprint of Dan Wooding’s memories of being in Jordan with a team of American Christian leaders and journalists on September 11, 2001, when they received the shocking news of the terror attacks on America.
Here’s the account of a family returning to the Netherlands after living in Malawi. However, instead of flying, they are drove back by means of Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and finally Rotterdam. Below are some snippets of their journeys through Jordan:
International opera stars Placido Domingo, Julia Migenes, and jazz singer Diana Krall were the highlights of a star-studded summer in Jordan. This was the first time the world-renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and the American soprano opera singer Julia Migenes performed in Jordan. It was also the first time for Canadian Jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall.
Yes folks, from nearly halfway around the globe we bring you the best exerpts from tourists blogging about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, be it someone reenacting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade or a visitor asking questions about the Jerash Festival – blogJodan.com is here to conveniently summarize the blogosphere of Jordanian Tourism this last week of May 2008.
At Jerash today, we saw a re-enactment of Roman soldiering, gladiators fighting, chariots racing, guards playing bagpipes – and yours truly singing – and I got most of it onYouTube!
Imagine walking where Jesus walked. That’s where I was today when I looked over into the Golan Heights and onto mount Tabor from Umm Qais ( أم قيس) located on the site of the ruined Greco-Roman city of Gadara (sometimes, incorrectly Gedara), a semi-autonomous city of the Roman Decapolis.