“God made us into peoples and tribes so that we may know one another”
Life would be much simpler if we all stayed away from those who weren’t like us.
Our beliefs would never have to be challenged. We could happily continue on in life thinking we are right about everything, thankful that we are not like “those people.”
Life would be simpler.
Suspending Our Judgement
It’s a reflex for almost all of us. We see someone and instantly create a story of who they are and what they’re like, even before we’re introduced to them.
As an American living and working in the Middle East, I’ve learned that it’s essential to suspend judgement when you see someone who doesn’t look […]
Jordan Olive Harvest with Locals
I’ve been waiting a year for October and November to arrive. Autumn is my favorite season in Jordan. Though it’s not the glowing orange, red, and yellow colors of Fall I’m familiar with, it does bring cooler temperatures and the Jordan olive harvest.
I was able to experience the olive harvest […]
Is Jordan Safe? Here’s What We Found Out
Is Jordan safe? To find out, we hitchhiked from the border of Syria to the Red Sea. We went to cities off the tourist grid, to see how they would react to foreigners. We relied only on local communities to take care of us and guide us. Our journey began at 7:30 am from the […]
Getting Picked Up In Jordan; What To Ask?
We want answers this weekend, when we hitch-hike across Jordan.
Do Arabs like us? As a foreigner, there are certain stereotypes I have about what Arabs think. I want to see if these stereotypes are accurate. I’m working on a list of questions to ask people who pick us up.
Here’s a few we’ve thought of:
- What […]
Is Jordan Safe? We’re Hitchhiking To Find Out
As revolutions spread across the Middle East, leery travelers have been looking to destinations outside the region. Because Daniel and I live in Jordan, we can confidently say, Jordan is still safe. But everyone in the travel industry is saying that. Travelers are still hesitant.
So, how about this. We will hitchhike the entire […]
How We’re Engaging Jordan
We’re in the process of revamping our website, and it hasn’t been updated in a while. So, we thought we’d let you in on some things we’re doing to help travelers engage Jordan this summer. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback.
- Volunteer to teach English with the UN in the Gaza refugee camp. […]