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Jordan

Camel Burger, Anyone?

When I took this photo of a camel in front of McDonald’s, I thought of a camel burger being served in Aqaba, Jordan. But, of course, let’s just hope I’m 1000% wrong. LOL…. I talked to the child-owner and he told me that this two-year old camel is a gift

Would You Buy This Souvenir From Jordan?

The vendor tried hard to sell this antique to me for 30JD (almost like 30 British Pounds). Ridiculous, right? But he said it’s ancient and he’s the only one who has it in the whole of Petra. While talking to him about such souvenir, he’d cover it with his palm so

Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan

Today marks my first year anniversary when I flew to Jordan last year to claim the prize I won in January 2013. And oh dear, I had a blast in that amazing country! I celebrated my Christmas in Petra – and yes, December is the best time to visit and

Prophet Lot and His Wife Who Turned Into A Pillar Of Salt

If you’re a Catholic slash Christian, you must be familiar with the story of Prophet Lot and his wife who turned into a pillar of salt—by God. I heard this story many times in my Catholic high school and even appeared in our Christian Living class quiz. Yes, Christian Living.

Wadi Mujib – The Grand Canyon of Jordan

Should you be traveling in Jordan by rental car or on a road trip with a local chauffeur, insist that you take the King’s Highway where you pass a lot of interesting, historical places back in Biblical Times. This is the same route that takes you all the way to

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! Petra in Jordan is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Magnificent. Phenomenal. Insert your own adjectives—they’re all true for many reasons. Petra, no doubt, would never fail to amaze you. It’s jaw-dropping! Literally. Another item in my bucket lis: to gawk at the amazing Petra. Checked.

The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Nobody goes to Petra and see the magnificent Treasury without following the footsteps of [easyazon_link asin=”B000NQRE9Q” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Indiana Jones[/easyazon_link] on The Siq where he trudged on his horse in search of the Holy Grail. Nearing the end of the gorge, Indiana Jones and his entourage

Wadi Rum – The Red Planet

I finally understood what the “sands of time” means. Wadi Rum, in Jordan, taught me that. Its vastness, its beauty, its magnificence stupefied me. It’s not your ordinary desert of plain golden sand. It’s a desert that defies stereotypes of an arid, solitary piece of nature—hues of red, pink, gold, black

Portraits from Jordan

One unknown writer said this: While I was in Jordan I made sure to ask the names of people I talked to or met in a fleeting moment—and asked if I could photograph them. Nobody said no. I reckon, all I have is my irresistible charm! As Lady Gaga said,

River Jordan – Where Jesus Christ Was Baptized

With compelling historical, archaeological and biblical evidence presented, a small area in River Jordan has caused religious leaders of the Christian world to declare it as the actual Baptism Site, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, who was then reluctant to do such honor to the Son

The Simplicity of Jordanian Cuisine

I’m not a foodie nor a chef but I do eat what looks good in picture. If there’s no picture of the dish, I’d ask for the wait staff to tell me about the food that caught my fancy from the menu. The simplicity of Jordanian cuisine may not be

Scenes from Aqaba and the Red Sea

In Aqaba, the Red Sea divides Jordan and Saudi Arabia in the East; Israel and Egypt in the West. On a clear day we were there, we saw the city of Eliat, in Israel but not a shadow of the other two countries. Along the shores of Aqaba, beach resorts

Mt. Nebo – Where Moses Saw the Promised Land

If I had to re-apply in a Catholic school in Toronto, I’d include in my resume that I’ve been to Mt. Nebo – where Moses saw the Promised Land and died. Perhaps, they’d consider my application, in lieu of a letter from my parish priest that I go to mass

The Ancient City of Jerash

The Greeks arrived in Jerash before the Romans did. When the latter defeated the former, they demolished everything that reminded them of their arch-rival. Well, almost everything. Today, there are only very, very few ruins that are representative of the Hellenistic period—and the rest were built on Roman principles of architecture.
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