Jordan’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic was quick and strict. The preemptive steps and containment strategies included a shutdown of all tourist sites and a four-day country-wide lockdown in March, followed by strict curfews and quarantines. These measures have been effective in combating the virus; there are currently fewer than two-hundred active cases in […]
Crossing into Israel/Palestine from Jordan can be a bit intimidating for some travelers. Here’s a step by step of how to cross from Jordan to Israel-Palestine via Allenby Bridge, also known as the King Hussein Bridge.
Why Use the Allenby Bridge Crossing from Jordan to Israel/Palestine?
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge is the most accessible crossing from Amman to […]
What to Wear When Traveling to Egypt
One of the most exciting parts of traveling is to experience lifestyles, traditions, and customs that are different than our own. And what better way to do that than to travel to the epicentre of civilization, Egypt! You’ve booked your tour, and you’re ready to […]
Cheek to the dust.
Beside me, Suleiman leans in, too.
We turn our faces away to breathe, then blow again on the glowing tinder.
The call to prayer begins down below, from the one-room mosque by the tree in the valley.
Tendrils of smoke make me blink.
I’m here with my family, in Feynan, in the arid valleys of southern […]
The Transformative Power of Jordan
Climbing the holy mountain changed my life.
It wasn’t an especially hard climb – there are paths to the top, temperatures were high but comfortable, and my guide was kind and responsive – but Jordan can do that, delivering an unexpected bolt of emotion that knocks your preconceptions sideways.
What Biblical Sites are in Jordan?
I remember the first time I traveled to the East coast in the US. I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Woah, this building was built in the 1700s!” Then I moved to Jordan where everything is old. We’ve got stuff from the book of Genesis for Heaven’s sake! […]