Dead Sea mud and Jesus stuff

Forgive my feigned nonchalance in the title of this post. It was our joke of the morning, but we were humbled by afternoon. Read on to find out what I mean. Forgive me also for the extraordinary length of this post, and I hope you can find the time to read the whole thing because […]

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From sand to sea

We did not do much today, and it was a nice break. We met Nashat after breakfast and found our way out of the desert of Wadi Rum and hit the highways. We drove for a few hours to Aqaba. Checked in early to our hotel, got free passes to a resort, then took off […]

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Wadi Rum

I was especially looking forward to our time in this desert, and pleased that Nashat had arranged for us to stay two nights.  I woke up very early and refreshed this morning, and went out into the desert with my camera in time to take sunrise photos. It was not an original thought, and several other […]

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Amman Citadel and Qasr al-‘Abd

My girlfriend Margaret invited me to travel with her to Jordan. The timing worked well. In between my two training sessions in Annapolis, and before the winter term classes begin. I had hoped to travel to New Zealand for my 50th birthday in January, but at the time when I needed to begin making reservations […]

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