A hidden treasure in Amman
The Jordanian capital Amman, formerly known as Philadelphia under Greek rule, fits most people’s image of an Arab or Middle Eastern city.
The rose-red city half as old as time
Carved directly into the pink and orange desert rock, the ancient Nabataean ruins of Petra are Jordan’s jewel in the crown, made famous onscreen by Indiana Jones and rivaling the ancient cities of Pompeii or Machu Picchu in legend.
Guardian of the old Jordan ways
In Amman, the capital of Jordan, I enjoy an afternoon in the city’s market, filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the region.
Enjoying the rich taste of a Bedouin "Welcome!"
On a star-filled night, far away from the light pollution of modern civilization, I get a generous and delicious taste of the typical fairytale experience of Jordan.
Oasis of peace in a troubled region
Hello Jordan, where waves of refugees have been welcomed as warmly as the visitors who come to see such glorious sights as rose-red Petra. An oasis of peace in a troubled region, the country has its own problems as it struggles to maintain its ancient Bedouin traditions and identity in a modern world that is changing fast.