The hospitality of Arabs is one of the biggest surprises for Westerners touring the Middle East. Whether it’s a stranger in the mall who bought remote control cars for my kids, or free meals, drinks, and extended conversations with someone I just met, the generosity of Arabs still surprises me after years of living in Jordan.
My brother […]
Who likes hummus? How about layers of phyllo pastry and butter?
British-Jordanian actress and 2007 winner of Celebrity MasterChef, Nadia Sawalha, gives us an overview of how to prepare baklava and hummus in this video by the Jordan Tourism Board.
Do you have a favorite food experienced during your travels?
You can tell a lot about a person’s priorities by the way they walk.
I started noticing my American stride when trying to walk and talk with an Indonesian. During our conversation his voice would trail off and I would realize I was three steps ahead of him. He kept falling behind. Either that, or I […]
You probably aren’t going to be looking for Lucky Charms on your Jordan tour, but there is a sweet here that I would describe as magically delicious. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that it is more magical than Lucky Charms.
The name of the dessert: kenafe. The way it’s made: shred […]
When traveling, an opportunity often arises to do something outside your comfort zone.
At these moments, I’ve found it helpful to tell myself: “I will not be denied this experience!”… then dive in.
There are certain culinary adventures that travelers don’t often experience when on a Jordan tour. I have lived in Jordan for a while now […]
35 Tomatoes, 69 Cucumbers, 37 Oranges, & 60 Cookies. A total of 201 items.
We recently invited our friend Mohammad and his family (three daughters & his wife) to our house for lunch. Our experience living in Jordan has proven that Jordanians are some of the most generous and hospitable people. The personal stories of generosity […]
Masters of the spoken word, Arabs possess the ability to string together a sequence of verses that rival any in its splendor. The nature of the Arabic language allows for the creation of beautiful poetic prose with its sing-songy endings and melodic rhythm. It almost seems unfair.
A primarily tribal and […]