Visitors to Jordan come chiefly for Petra, the vaunted ancient city that had become a forgotten outpost until re-discovered in the 19th Century. Many have heard of Wadi Rum, the expansive mountain desert in the south of Jordan, but few have stayed there overnight to explore its wonders and experience the Bedouin culture. S. Michael Scadron illustrates how Wadi Rum beckons us, not only because of its natural beauty, but also for the richness of its history and cultural heritage.
Jordan has no oil and is officially a “water poor” nation. But it has one valuable resource in a troubled area - not easy to export, people flock to get it. Andrea Granahan wishes it could be bottled Read more